Friday, October 25, 2013

What Is Know What You Believe?

Know What You Believe is a website dedicated to helping equip our generation to strengthen its faith in God and to boldly share the gospel of His son, Jesus Christ. Sixty-five percent of high school students stop attending church and abandon their faith in God once they reach college. They go through their teenage years living off their parents’ and leaders’ faith and relationships with God instead of establishing their own. We have to know not only WHAT we believe, but WHY we believe it. 1 Peter 3:15 tells us to “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.”

 Could you clearly tell someone why you believe what you believe? As we step onto our high school and college campuses we are going to be presented with difficult questions that require specific answers. Knowing what we believe is a must if we are going to stand firm in our faith. We are a part of the most biblically illiterate generation in history; it’s time to change that. Jesus told us to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.” We so often ignore the command to love God with our minds; we need to know why we believe in God and why we believe His Word.  These years of our lives are not a time to relax, have fun, and save getting serious about our relationship with God for later. These years are the training ground for what we will become; it's our opportunity to build our foundation of faith. If our faith in God or His Word is not solid now, it will be shaken later. We have not just been called to love God ourselves, but to share the gospel with this lost and dying generation which is so desperately in need of a savior. How can we lead someone to faith in God if our own faith is trembling? Know what you believe, but just as importantly, know why you believe it.