While defending our faith, all Christians need to provide proof, and we also need to be critical of our position. All Christians need to learn how to balance these two out. If we concentrate on these two things, it’ll help us immensely against any criticisms or arguments.
The three foundations to defend faith:
- Use the Bible.
- The resurrection of Jesus Christ.
- The existence of God.
Explaining the three arguments to defend faith:
- The Bible will address people who already believe. The Bible is always our final authority; we are Bible believers!
- The resurrection is for those who deny the Bible as the final authority, so we will have to prove Christianity. Once I prove Christianity as the right religion, it makes sense that the Bible is the final authority.
- Criticize scientific claims that say that God does not exist.
1 ) I believe in Jesus and Christianity, but not the Bible
That’s where remember the KJV manuscript evidence comes into play.
2) Does God exist?
The existence of God is you’re dealing with the total agnostic or person who does not believe in the supernatural realm, completely non-religious, or a scientist.
If a person relies so much on secular education or science, then all you have to do is criticize science. Criticize the flaws of science and they’re going to have to resort to believing your proof of the existence of God.
The two branches are:
- The laws of thermodynamics (to prove that there is a God).
- Debunking evolution.
Remember, you don’t have to know everything about science; simply listen to their evolution proofs and then criticize them. The worst-case scenario is that when all else fails, what you want to mention is: “I don’t know the answer to that yet, but I will study and find out.” Because if you want to give them the impression that you’re constantly researching studying the truth, this shows open-mindedness to study the truth.
Commonly used arguments against Christians
1) A bunch of men wrote the Bible
You need to prove the authority of the Bible. If I use the Bible to prove the Bible’s authority, it might work, but most likely it might not work.
You need to know your Bible as your source. I use 2 Peter 1:20-21 that says: “The scripture is of no private interpretation” to challenge to address the challenger. You also can use 2 Timothy 3:16 that says: “All scripture is given by inspiration of God.”
If I use the Bible as my source to prove my faith, it’s not going to work. You can use the next one, the resurrection argument.
“Well, why would I believe the Bible to be true? Because the people witnessed the resurrection, they were the ones to wrote the Bible. If the resurrection is true, and what they wrote about the resurrection is true, then you know that the rest of what they write about, I’m going to believe it”.
What is the difference between the Bible and another book? Compare that book with any other science or religious textbook. The reason why the Bible is true is because of the resurrection. Jesus Christ raised Himself from the dead, abolishing all scientific principles, proving that He has supernatural power.
2) What about the aliens?
If they acknowledge the existence of aliens, it means they’re accepting something supernatural. Aliens did not create the world because the Bible says in Genesis 1.1: “In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth” and later in Revelation 12:9, aliens are connected to fallen angels. If they don’t believe, how do you know the Bible is true? Back to the resurrection argument, try to get away from the rabbit hole of aliens.
The key to winning
The key to winning in debates is you don’t go down a rabbit hole. Go to the point at hand, the three foundations, and you will win the argument. I gave you three, not one. No matter what belief they subscribe to, the Bible is taken as a final authority of all matters.
Other questions related to the Bible
Some questions are not related to science or philosophy but how much you know your Bible. How do you answer that question? If you know Bible, then you can address these kinds of arguments.
The only time you’re addressing philosophical reasonable scientific arguments is only when the authority is under attack. When it undermines final authority, then you have to use other arguments to support it.
Remember evolutionists, atheists, skeptics, and agnostics put the burden of proof upon the Christian. That’s a tactic that many Christians mess up in because you keep thinking that you have to prove your faith and prove your Bible every time they criticize.
You must turn the tables on them … What’s your proof?
It’s easier for human nature to criticize than to prove.