As we listened to the radio on the way to church one Sunday, my wife and I heard a broadcast from a local congregation. The pastor was announcing special meetings with a guest preacher. He mentioned that a question-and-answer period would follow each service. Then he said, “Even if you don’t have any questions, come anyway. I’m sure that after you’ve heard our speaker, you will have some!”
Now, I know what he meant, but the way he expressed himself seemed to suggest that the guest speaker would raise more questions than he would answer.
Sometimes that’s what happens when a Christian tries to explain Bible truths to new believers or witness to unsaved people. He confuses them more than he helps them. The problem is not with the truth he is trying to explain but with his poor communication. His failure may be due to a lack of Bible study and prayer.
We are obligated to study the Scriptures (1 Tim. 4:13,16). Then, when questions are raised about spiritual issues, or when we have an opportunity to witness to the lost, we will have the right answers and will give a clear testimony that’s true to the Bible.
Lord, help me make my witness clear,
And labor faithfully,
So friends and neighbors turn to Christ
Through what they hear from me. —Anon.
Never substitute your views for the Good News.