Reading Forensic Faith by J. Warner Wallace lately, I’ve realized while I love Jesus I can’t defend my relationship to others in a transformative way. In a way that will impact their souls. On Forensic Faith’s website, a test asks you how you would respond to each question. You have 21 minutes to answer them.
Here are the questions:
- Why are you a Christian?
- What evidence do you have to believe God exist?
- Why do you trust what the Bible has to say about Jesus?
- Why would God send people to hell just because they don’t believe in Jesus?
- If God is all loving and all powerful, why is there so much evil in the world?
- If God is the creator of everything, who created God?
- Why would a loving God command the total destruction of all Israel’s enemies (including their children and livestock)?
I haven’t taken the test. I’m scared of my answers and I know I can’t answer them as I want to. Worst of all, those who don’t know Christ can better answer why they don’t believe, why they’re gay, why they think the government is out to get them, why aliens exist, and how science is the only “god” they trust. Even worse, I envy those who can stand up and make powerful leaders in my world follow them because they can answer why! Evidence, fake or not, is making a bigger impact than most followers of Christ. I want to change that.
How would you answer the above questions? Let me know in the comments or just share how you struggle as well to defend your faith in Christ. I want to show my love for Christ in this world. To sum up my point Mr. Wallace says it best, “We need better answers”.