A couple days ago the Supreme Court ruled by a 5-to-4 vote that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Some people rejoiced, Christians and non-Christians alike. The decision is one that shows the current state of our world. Christians who hold onto Biblical values are being socially persecuted. Here are 3 ways to respond to people who question your faith.
How are you responding? Are joining in the online debates? Are you spouting out Scripture about homosexual sin and trying to get people to see the Bible, or are you sharing the Gospel, trying to get people to see Jesus? Jesus dealt with naysayers who tried debunk his Truth with hypothetical situations in Matthew 22. What can we learn from Jesus?
3 Ways to Respond to People Who Question your Faith
Jesus was questioned by the Pharisees about paying taxes. Pharisees tried very hard to obey God, but eventually they became so devoted and extremist in small parts of The Law (plus all that they themselves added to it), that they became blind to the Truth. In Matthew 22, they are questioning Jesus trying to stump him and prove that He is not the Messiah. I love how Jesus answered their question.
He answered them simply. The Pharisees asked if they are to pay taxes. Jesus asked the Pharisees whose picture on the money. Jesus then said, “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” Matthew 22:21 Jesus didn’t quote a bunch of laws and verses. He didn’t condemn the Pharisees, though he did call them hypocrites when they asked him the question. He simply stated his answer. No further statements. [Read more…]