If you were charged with being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you? Over the years, that question has been used to challenge Christians to add action to our faith. The Hollywood movie now playing in theatres called “Do You Believe?” puts it this way: ‘if you believe in the cross of Christ, what are you going to do about it’?
When we created the write-up for the My Ready Defense life group, we set the target age as 16 to adult, knowing that there would be a lot of scientific info that may lose the interest of younger participants. Abby, a 13 year old young lady told me that she was quite interested in creation science and asked if she could attend, so I agreed to make an exception. Rather than lose interest, she soaked up all the information and was an active participant in our discussions.
When the group was over, I encouraged everyone to stay connected so that we could work together to defend our faith. Abby’s response left no doubt that there would be enough evidence to convict her of being a Christian. With Abby’s permission, I’m posting her comments below, so that you can be as encouraged as I was when I read them.
I am very interested and passionate about this topic and would love to be involved and help in any area any way I can. Please add me to your mailing list. I am going into high school next year and people are going to know I am a Christian as soon as they know my name. That is a policy I have. That way I can act responsibly and I will not find myself pretending I am not a Christian, which is something some people end up doing. It will be very helpful for me to have a Ready Defense as I will definitely need one. Thank you so much for letting me attend. It was very inspiring and I already recommended it to sooo many people. I know that I am still young and so my outreach is limited but I will stretch as far as my limits go… you allowing me to be in the life group really encouraged me and I will do anything I can to now encourage others through your outreach.
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