1Pe 3:15 … Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,
1Pe 3:16 keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.
Just some thoughts jotted down reading this small passage, and these are just reflective notes and not ‘proper’ exegesis which I’m not attempting to do here.
Reading through got me asking this question, “What is a credible faith?”, to which these pointers made their way on paper, or in this case, this post. So, what is a credible faith?
– One that has answers to what it believes in.
– One that is willing to engage in conversation.
– One that is not arrogant to inquirers but presents arguments in a gentle and respectful way. None of those ‘You’re going to hell because you don’t believe’ kind of tone.
– One that is backed up by living rightly. And by living rightly it means by right behavior, not the ‘don’t do this’ kind of understanding.