Don’t Take Offense. Make A Defense.
by Nathan Liddell
A common tactic of atheists and skeptics is to say that Christians are crazy to believe what they believe. It happens all the time around the internet. It has happened to me, and if you talk about your faith for very long, it will happen to you too. What should we do when someone mocks our belief? Paul gives us the right answer in Acts 26.
As Paul was defending his faith before King Agrippa, Festus, a Roman governor, accused Paul of being crazy (Acts 26:24): “At this point, Festus interrupted Paul’s defense. ‘You are out of your mind, Paul!’ he shouted. ‘Your great learning is driving you insane.’” Why did Festus question Paul’s sanity? Because of what Paul had just said…