Christianity In A Post-Modern World


Being a Christian teen is hard. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m pretty sure you’ve noticed that the majority of youth culture is pretty hostile towards Christian principles. Even supposed “Christian” teens completely ignore what the Bible has to say. People who do hold true to Christianity get mocked, ridiculed, etc. Why? I think it’s because we do too much preachin’ and not enough teachin’.  And by preachin’ I mean that we do an awful amount of hellfire and brimstone. We’ve heard way too many conversations like: “Why ought I believe in Christianity?” “Because your going to hell! Hurry! You’re gonna’ die one day”. All this does is turn people off about Christianity. The solution? Well I think we need to have an understanding of what is right and wrong and how to stand up against false doctrines. We must have an understanding of our own beliefs and the beliefs of others. In fact, there is a name for this: apologetics (and no, this doesn’t mean to apologize for your faith). It’s how we either intelligently defend our views or deconstruct others. Most of you might be asking: “How in the world am I gonna’ be able to that?”, you’re in luck because that’s the whole point of this blog.  Hey! Can you comment below name some objections that pose the most trouble in your Christian faith?

Doubt that you have to be able to defend your faith? Let’s see what the Bible has to say:

    • Titus 2:6-8: Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled. In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.
    • 1 Timothy 4:12: Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.
    • 1 Peter 3:15: But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. 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.
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  1. #1 by Paul McFadden on July 2, 2011 - 4:50 am

    So true! Love it. But we also need to remember that God called us first to Love. (Both him and our ‘neighbours’) and that talking about Jesus and Loving like Jesus are two sides of the same coin. They must always come together. Otherwise, LOVE IT

  2. #2 by studentsforchristianity on July 2, 2011 - 7:50 am

    Very True. The best way to teach is to love.

  3. #3 by Kelly on July 2, 2011 - 11:59 am

    My pastor quoted someone (he couldn’t remember who) but the quote is: “Go out every day and preach the gospel and if necessary use words.” I love that quote as it reminds us that we are to be examples of the gospel and have people look at us and say “I want what she has”. 🙂

    Great job Billy! I’m glued to the ‘puter until the next blog is published!! 🙂

  4. #4 by CJ on July 2, 2011 - 7:08 pm

    Billy,

    Good job! You present this very well and I look forward to reading all your posts. Be encouraged when others condemn you for your beliefs and continue to forgive them for how they react to you and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Do not be Discouraged!

    CJ

    “if we have the will to walk, then God is pleased with our stumbles.”. C. S. Lewis

  5. #5 by studentsforchristianity on July 3, 2011 - 2:16 am

    Thanks guys for all the support. I’m certainly blessed to have such a loving family! 🙂

    P.S. I’m pretty sure the quote is from St. Francis, Aunt Kelly.

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