I think that speaking the truth is one of the most important things we can do during our time here on earth. I think that if you know what the truth is, it is your responsibility to speak up and let those you come in contact with and make sure they hear the truth.
As we discussed in part one of this blog series, Jesus commanded his followers to spread the truth to all nations. He did not say that would be something we should do, He commanded His followers to do this. That means that underneath all our own desires and goals with life, this mandate is really the underlying thing that all believers were designed to do. That makes it pretty important.
Spiritual questions, when answered, can help open a person’s way to a spiritual life. Jesus said, “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32). For Christians, our friend’s questions can turn into exciting opportunities to share God’s truth.
When left unanswered, those same questions can lead to doubt and frustration. The late apologist Walter Martin once declared: “When we fail to answer someone’s questions and objections, we become just one more excuse for them to disbelieve.”
Once we understand what’s at stake, it’s clear that helping our friends find answers to their spiritual questions is one of the most important tasks we could possibly engage in.
The crisis in our culture is a great one right now. It is a crisis happening with all people, but especially in younger people. People need help sorting out what to believe, and we who are followers of Christ are called to respond to their questions and to point them to the truth of Jesus.
I would like to encourage each of you to not be afraid to speak of the truth that is in your heart. It is a message that is meant for everybody and we are not showing love to people by not sharing this Good News with them. Don’t be afraid to speak out about what you believe in.