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Cie J. Gray Word count-493 February 23, 2013 WHO IS JESUS?
Three out of four young adults will walk away from the Christian faith upon leaving home. Why is this happening? Are they only attending church by force without truly engaging their hearts and minds? Are they not personally meeting Jesus Christ in church? Are we not effectively equipping them for the onslaught of the world's questions and doubts? There is such a wealth of evidence for Holy Scripture. Do our young people not know God's word? Do they not trust it?
"Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, 'Has God indeed said?"1 The devil's job is to deceive people who are lost and to discourage Christians. Why do we cooperate with him? Why do we engage in discussions of faith and doctrine from the vantage point of his lies instead of God's truth? This is a huge tactical error.
We Christians waste too much energy dancing around our opponents refuting ludicrous fallacies. As long as the devil can keep us occupied with deflecting his premises and rebutting his latest assertions, he effectively shifts our momentum and focus away from God's truth. Wait, didn't he also shift Eve's focus?
God charges us to be ready to give an answer for our faith in gentleness. 2 Be ready He said. Be prepared. This is crucial. Our young people cower before the "intellectuals" because we have not prepared them well. They have not hidden God's word in their hearts with conviction. 3 Did Jesus ever lose a point with the Pharisees or the Sadducees? No. He didn't and neither should we.
This is why I find the ministry Crossexamined so refreshing. Frank Turek has put together a wonderful team of informed and effective communicators. In a respectful but bold and unapologetic manner, the believers at Crossexamined explain the reasons for the hope that lies within. This website provides intellectual and scientific proof for God's word. Here too, genuine seekers can find Jesus. There's a wealth of resources available including links to interviews with leading apologists.
The battle for truth is the Lord's. Crossexamined provides factual, well-reasoned apologetics so we can engage lost seekers on the front lines and win them to Christ. We Christians have got to boldly charge the gates of Hell to capture the souls, minds and hearts of our children. We must make the enemy yield the ground he has stolen with his slithering question- "Has God indeed said"?
The experts at Crossexamined flip some of the most common objections people raise back on them while proving the integrity of God's word. They deliver more than enough evidence for its validity and relevance. Turek and others reason convincingly that it takes much more faith to be an atheist.
This website gives people the opportunity to meet Christ. Once a person encounters Jesus, He will take it from there by asking them, "Who do you say that I am?"4
1 Genesis 3:1 "Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, "Has God indeed said, 'You shall not eat of every tree of the garden'?" NKJ
2 1 Peter 3:15 ""But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear." NKJ
3 Psalm 119:11 "Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You!" NKJ
4 Luke 9:20 "He said to them, 'But who do you say that I am?' Peter answered and said, "The Christ of God." NKJ
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