But the other criminal protested, ‘Don’t you fear God even when you have been sentenced to die? We deserve to die for our crimes, but this man hasn’t done anything wrong.'” (Luke 23:40-41 NLT)
Lee Strobel was the award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune before becoming a New York Times best-selling author of more than twenty books and serves as Professor of Christian Thought at Houston Baptist University. As a young atheist, Strobel set out to disprove Jesus and Christianity. However, with all of his research, he began to realize the reality of who Jesus is, how He does operate in our daily lives, and that the evidence became too overwhelming, leading him to his own conversion from atheist to Christian in 1981. Today, Strobel uses that knowledge to refute wrong thinking about the Christ Life.
Sometimes we have to engage in apologetics, which means defending the faith. Not with violence or anger, but with studied beliefs and crafted words. By standing up for God’s Word, we stand our ground for God’s glory instead of giving it away on a whim or out of cowardice.
Arguing never solves anything unless one side is willing to change. But by standing up for what we believe, bullies are kept at bay. Stand up proudly for God’s Word! A shrinking army is needing new warriors of faith! You are loved today!