Be Prepared Part 6:
On Sunday 9th October at our morning service, we continued our series 'Be Prepared'. In this blog you will find a summary of the talk and then some questions and reflections for you to think through on your own or to discuss in your small group.
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How do we answer, as Christians, "the hope that is within...us" particularly as there are so many questions that people have about, what appears, to be a God, who doesn't turn up at major disasters, when people are suffering and USA presidential debates where truth and lies seem to dissipate into a mire of a murky madness.
Moral relativism where the absolutes of an engaged God seem to have replaced right and wrong and created an atmosphere of apathy towards what is truth. As a result you have your truth and I have mine so that's fine for all of us; but it's not if what I claim to be truth is different to your truth. Both cannot be true at the same time.
So how do we engage with our friends and family? Where do we start?
Ravi Zacharias, very helpfully, suggests that there are four questions that we all ask:
How did I come into being?
What brings life meaning?
How do I know right from wrong?
Where am I headed for after I die?
They boil down to this: origin, meaning, morality and destiny.
Start with these and you will have a very interesting journey. Have fun.