In an article posted on christianity.com (linked HERE) written by Josh McDowell and Bob Hostetler, ten great questions are brought to the table and discussed from a youth perspective. Teenagers NEED to be able to answer these tough questions in our day of skepticism and peusdo-spiritual moralism. Can you tackle these hardball questions for yourself? If you can’t, its time to brush up on them because these are typical questions for the rising generation.
- How can you know anything is true for sure?
- Is God a human invention?
- Doesn’t the Big Bang disprove Creation?
- How can an intelligent person not believe in evolution?
- How can you trust the Bible when it has been changed and corrupted so much through the centuries?
- Hasn’t modern science pretty much disproved the Bible?
- Who even knows if Jesus ever really existed?
- Don’t you think Jesus could have been just a good teacher who didn’t intend to be worshiped as a god?
- Do you really believe that Jesus literally rose from the dead?
- How can YOU believe in that stuff?
If you want to sharpen your skill for answering tough questions like these, do your homework! It is not an accident that some christians are well prepared to give a reason for the hope that they have.
That is exactly what 1 Peter 3:15 is pushing us toward when it says, “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”
Are you prepared to answer the questions of our day? Are we preparing teenagers to be able to speak articulately about their faith? Check out this article and know what you believe!