Posted Feb 15, 2021 | Share this:

“But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.  All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”  2 Timothy 3:14-16

I taught the importance of defending your faith to a bunch of teenagers.  They were so willing to learn all they can to help grow their knowledge of God.  I loved watching how their minds work and the opinions they produce from the information they gather.

They were given the assignment.  Think of something you have heard, from another person who told you it was true because it is in the Bible but do not personally know for yourself.  I told them they needed to use the Bible as their number one resource but also read what dictionaries, commentaries, articles and books on the subject say as well as interviewing people.  Then they needed to make an informed decision by what they discovered.

This would become their worldview.

Each teen had to get up in front of the group to speak but only for sixty seconds.  During their talk they needed to get their audience to understand and possibly agree with their worldview.  Some of them were nervous but they still had a great time.  After the presentations were over they had to turn in their speeches to me.  I told them I was not going to grade them, just read and then give them notes on material.  It was suggested that they should read about their subject so they can get a better understanding of it.  Again, I was so impressed with what I read from their speeches.  They had such a zest and enthusiasm for their topics it was like witnessing newbie Christians who had the greatest desire to spread God’s word.

This assignment is one, I think, every person should do.  When I was given this assignment in a class, I took several years ago, my eyes were opened to a great deal of truth.  I grew so much in my understanding of God.

Instead of just taking what someone tells you about God as golden, research it yourself so you have no doubts.

Knowledge is a powerful tool.

Are you willing to gain more knowledge with a little bit of hard work?


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