The bible tells us to be ready to give a good answer to anyone who asks for the reason for the hope we have in Christ.
If someone asks about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it. But do this in a gentle and respectful way.
1 Peter 3:15-16
But the New Testament also challenges us to “knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and destroy false arguments.”
For example, atheist Richard Dawkins likes to tell Christians that “the onus is on you to say why you believe in something.” He thinks that since we’re the ones making the claim, it is our job to show why that claim is true.
You could reply, “You say that the onus is on me because I believe in something? Well, what about the Holocaust? who is the onus on regarding that the people who believe it or the people who deny it?”
When it comes to well-known facts of history like the Holocaust, it is the small minority denying common knowledge who bear the burden of proof. Similarly, in a world where the vast majority of people believe in God, and in which many strong arguments have been made for His existence, I say that it’s the people who deny this common knowledge who would bear the burden of proof.
John Piper says, “Many people who demand that Christians produce proof of our claims do not make the same demand upon themselves.”
I agree that we should help answer questions to anyone who has them about God or your faith, but maybe you don’t have to bear the burden of proof. They are the ones who will eventually have to develop their own faith if they want to believe.
Hopefully, you have found this series to be helpful to you. It is never easy to answer questions that people ask you about your faith and what you believe in. Hopefully, some of these ideas given in this series will be helpful to you the next time someone starts asking you questions.