Can You Defend Your Faith?

2 Timothy 2:15
Be diligent to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who doesn’t need to be ashamed, correctly teaching the word of truth.

Doing Homework (1)

Why Can’t Any SDAs Defend Themselves?

The Bible CLEARLY says you must have an answer!

Questions: Do you have an answer for this Bible Study? Or, do you just conveniently sweep it under the rug? Is it to much of a burden for you to give a response?

1 Peter 3:13-15

Who then will harm you if you are devoted to what is good? [14] But even if you should suffer for righteousness, you are blessed. Do not fear them or be intimidated, [15] but in your hearts regard Christ the Lord as holy, ready at any time to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.

Proverbs 15:23

A person takes joy in giving an answer; and a timely word—how good that is!

Titus 1:10,13-16

For there are many rebellious people, full of empty talk and deception, especially those from the circumcision party. [13] This testimony is true. For this reason, rebuke them sharply, so that they may be sound in the faith [14] and may not pay attention to Jewish myths and the commands of people who reject the truth. [15] To the pure, everything is pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; in fact, both their mind and conscience are defiled. [16] They claim to know God, but they deny him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, and unfit for any good work.

I Pray It Won’t Count Against You

2 Timothy 4:16-18

At my first defense, no one stood by me, but everyone deserted me. May it not be counted against them. [17] But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that I might fully preach the word and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion’s mouth. [18] The Lord will rescue me from every evil work and will bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever! Amen.