Ask Your Preacher
I have a problem. I am in a christian school, and almost every teacher there uses terms, that if you pay attention, are questioning if the students really have faith in God. They will ask if I am a christian, and if so, to prove it. So I'm using an opportunity, a project assigned to me in Bible class (we are making a devotional), that gives Biblical reasons for why this is wrong, so maybe I could use the Bible to show them. I can’t find any verses on the subject! Could you help me out? Thank you.
No More Questions
Dear No More Questions,
There is nothing wrong with someone asking you to prove why you are a christian. The Scriptures teach that we should always be ready to give a reason for the hope that is within us (1 Pet 3:15). There may be an issue of decorum and diplomacy when a teacher is constantly peppering their students with questions like this, but it isn’t inherently wrong. Christianity is based off of the evidence that God gives us (Heb 11:1). Even though we don’t see God, proof of His existence is abundantly provided in both the Scriptures and the world around us (Rom 1:20). Reasoning and deliberating over the evidence is something that God finds pleasing (Isa 1:18). All of Christianity is based off of truth (Jhn 14:6). It is important that every christian be able to solidly defend their beliefs (Php 1:16) against the trickery and wiles of the devil (Eph 6:11). Know the truth, and the truth will set you free (Jhn 8:32). SB