By every measurable standard it is clear that Biblical Christianity in America is on the decline and in a growing state of crisis. Youth, being heavily influenced by a public education system increasingly hostile toward God, are leaving the faith in record numbers. And many professing Christians do not understand, or disagree with, basic tenets of Biblical Christianity.
In 1 Peter 3:15, we are taught to be prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks us about the hope we claim is within us as followers of Jesus Christ. We know the Bible is the eternal true Word of God. But when sharing our faith with unbelievers, is it enough just to say “because the Bible says”? Or should we also be prepared to explain why we know what the Bible says is truth?