Many people, including Christians, do not like to confront other people particularly those that they care about and love but we are called to defend the faith and God’s word (Titus 1:9). While this can be a tall task, defending the Biblical definition of truth is simple and the Bible tells us that “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4). God’s word teaches us that because God lives in us, we have overcome the world but more importantly, because of He that lives within us, we “….will know the truth, and the truth will set you free….” (John 8:32).
Unfortunately, many people are impacted and influenced by the opinions of others especially those that hold high position. While opinion poll after opinion poll reveals that the majority of Americans see Hollywood celebrities and entertainers as poor role models, many Americans are still influenced by the opinions and thoughts of the high and mighty including Oprah Winfrey. Winfrey, an admitted nonbeliever, has told millions of people that there is more than one way to Heaven than Jesus Christ which contradicts everything the Holy Bible teaches. Winfrey is one of the most influential people in this country and has been asked to run against President Donald Trump in the upcoming 2020 Presidential Election which is just another example of America’s turning away from God and Godly values.
When Jesus was tempted by Satan, on multiple occasions Jesus responded and repeated “It is written” in response to Satan’s seductions. Jesus knew the word of God and He put it into action wherever He went whether He was teaching, healing, or defending His life or the faith. Although nobody wants to be laughed at or mocked, we must stand firm in the assurance that Christ offers us and stand strong in the faith that Jesus is all that He says He is. In defending the faith, we must remain true to the word of God which is, as already distinguished, absolute and ultimate truth but we must also be willing to listen and patient with others.