Answering the Sceptics – Part 1 — Morning Devotions - Hope 103.2

Answering the Sceptics – Part 1 — Morning Devotions

Many people think that Christianity is not for them, and there are a few common grievances people share. But how do we answer these issues?

By Chris WittsMonday 14 Nov 2022Morning Devotions with Chris WittsFaithReading Time: 1 minute

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Are you wondering if Christianity’s really true? Here’s a look at 10 objections sceptics pose toward Christianity—and how to respond.

1. Christians are hypocrites
There will always be some hypocrites in the church. But Jesus doesn’t ask us to follow others; he asks us to follow him. Christians can represent Jesus either poorly or well. The real question isn’t whether there are hypocrites in the church, but whether Jesus is a hypocrite. The Bible says Jesus was perfect and without sin (1 Peter 2:22; John 8:46). No one could prove him false.

2. What about the atrocities Christians have committed?
Some blame Christianity for religious wars, the Crusades, the Inquisition and the Holocaust. But the people responsible for these evils were Christian in name only. Historically, Christianity has had far more positive influences in the formation of countless hospitals, schools, orphanages and charities.

3. It’s narrow-minded to think Jesus is the only way to God.
Jesus claimed he was the only way to God (John 14:6). Such a claim is either totally true or totally false. Some people ignore Jesus’ claim to be the only Saviour. But if we accept his teachings on other matters, then we must also accept his claims to be the way of salvation.

4. Being a good person is all that really matters.
Some argue that even if a person does not believe in God, what really matters is being a good person. But sincerity doesn’t determine truth. One can be sincerely wrong. God judges people based on truth, not opinions. Neither is God pleased with empty ‘religion’. Truth can only be found in Jesus Christ.

5. What about those who’ve never heard about Jesus?
The Bible suggests that those who do not know Christ will be judged based on the knowledge that has been given to them (Romans 2:14-16). No-one has ever remained lost who wanted to be found. Just as God sent the Apostle Philip to the seeking Ethiopian (Acts 8:26-39), Jesus promises all who seek will find (Matthew 7:7-8).

(Read Answering the Sceptics – Part 2)

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By: Frank Harber
Source: Faith & Friends October 2003