The Christian faith is being attacked from all sides—from classrooms to billboards. As any student of the Bible and later history knows, there’s nothing new in this. It’s not a sign that the world is coming to an end. A majority of Christians never learn how to defend what they believe. Some claim that Christians should not be involved in arguments about the Christian faith because it’s not “spiritual” or the loving thing to do. Support for this opinion cannot be found in the Bible. In fact, Christians arecommanded to defend the faith: “But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to every one who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence” (1 Peter 3:15). In Jude we are told to “contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3).

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