Bible verses about defending the faith
We need apologetics! We must boldly hold the truths of Jesus Christ. If we don’t defend the faith people won’t know about Christ, more people will be going to hell, and more false teachings will be brought into Christianity. It is so sad that most so-called Christians just sit back and let the false teachings spread, many even endorse it. When true Christians expose Joel Osteen, Rick Warren, and others, so-called Christians say stop judging.
They actually want people to be led astray and go to hell. False teachers like Joel Osteen say that Mormons are Christians and of course never expose them.
Biblical leaders defended the faith they didn’t just sit there and let lies enter Christianity, but many wolves are claiming to be Christian leading others astray.
Through death we are to defend the gospel of Jesus Christ. What happened to the people who actually cared? What happened to the Christians who actually stood up for Christ because He is everything? Learn Scripture so you can spread Jesus, know about God, refute error, and expose evil.
What does the Bible say?
1. Jude 1:3 Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people.
2. 1 Peter 3:15 but honor the Messiah as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.
3. 2 Corinthians 10:5 We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ
4. Psalm 94:16 Who will rise up for me against the wicked? Who will take a stand for me against evildoers?
5. Titus 1:9 He must be devoted to the trustworthy message we teach. Then he can use these accurate teachings to encourage people and correct those who oppose the word.
6. 2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage–with great patience and careful instruction.
7. Philippians 1:16 The latter do so out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel.
8. Ephesians 5:11 Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.
9. Psalm 119:41-42 Let your steadfast love come to me, O Lord, your salvation according to your promise; then shall I have an answer for him who taunts me, for I trust in your word.
10. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
11. 2 Timothy 2:15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who doesn’t need to be ashamed, correctly teaching the word of truth.
You will be persecuted
12. Matthew 5:11-12 “You are blessed when they insult and persecute you and falsely say every kind of evil against you because of Me. Be glad and rejoice, because your reward is great in heaven. For that is how they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
13. 1 Peter 4:14 If you are ridiculed for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. None of you, however, should suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or a meddler. But if anyone suffers as a “Christian,” he should not be ashamed but should glorify God in having that name.
14. 1 Thessalonians 5:21 but test everything; hold fast what is good.
15. Acts 17:2-4 And Paul went in, as was his custom, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explaining and proving that it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead, and saying, “This Jesus, whom I proclaim to you, is the Christ.” And some of them were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, as did a great many of the devout Greeks and not a few of the leading women.
Philippians 1:7 So it is right that I should feel as I do about all of you, for you have a special place in my heart. You share with me the special favor of God, both in my imprisonment and in defending and confirming the truth of the Good News.