Lately, I have been studying apologetics. Apologetics is a study about defending the Christian faith. I asked a question on multiple groups asking people for questions that people asked them or that are hard to answer.
The purpose of it was to get questions to study so that I could be more prepared to defend the faith. I had a couple of different questions that were asked like "Why is there suffering in the world?" lot of great questions to study about. However, I have heard those questions a few different times.
One person commented and said that he had an individual ask him "If Jesus died on the cross for our sins why do people go to hell? Wouldn't that make his sacrifice insufficient?" I have to admit I have never heard this question so that is why it intrigued me.
The person who gave me the question said that it kind of stumped him which at the moment I think that some would get stumped by it. I myself might have also. It is easier to think about questions and study them out but in the moment sometimes it could be hard to get the answer out.
We read in the bible how we suppose to defend the faith.
'Dear friends, I had been eagerly planning to write to you about the salvation we all share. But now I find that I must write about something else, urging you to defend the faith that God has entrusted once for all time to his holy people.'
How would we answer this question? There are a few different ways to answer this question. There are a few things that we can look at. First, the person answering the question acknowledges that fact that Jesus died on the cross for our sins. That in its self is great because we don't really have to make the case that he died on the cross since the person already acknowledges it.
One way to address this question is, yes, Jesus did die on the cross and shed his blood to pay the price for all sin. However, if a person does not accept that gift then they still have that sin. So, for example; we will say Molly had a flat tire and it cost $200 to replace the tire. Her brother Jordan wanted to pay the bill for her tire but Molly denied his help. Do you kind of see where I am going at with this question? Someone has to pay the bill. Does that mean that Jordan's money is not valuable? No, Molly just didn't want his help so therefore she had to pay her own bill.
So, if we bring it back to Jesus. His sacrifice was/is sufficient but some people don't want his help.
We believe that everyone has choices to make. We have all made a few bad choices but what are we going to do about it. Are we going to ask forgiveness of our sins that we committed? God is merciful, he is also just.
If you are reading this and you haven't accepted Jesus into your heart. I would encourage you to do so. God loves you! And no matter what you have done in the past God can make you washed clean of any sins that you have committed. He can clear that slate.
It says in His word: "This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!" 2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT.
The bible also says: "If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved." Romans 10:9-10.
I hope this has helped you in some way. May God bless you and thank you for reading. I hope this has encouraged you in some way.
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