Q&A with Dr. Jack Graham
As a pastor, I’m passionate about preparing believers to confront the issues in our world with bold faith. That’s why when I received these two questions from listeners, I know I wanted to share them with you.
I pray they’re an encouragement to you in focusing on Jesus and standing firm in His Word.
Q: With so much darkness in the world, where should a Christian start when it comes to standing up for truth?
A: The best place to start is with a biblical worldview. A worldview is what you believe at the core of who you are—it’s the perspective that guides the way you live. Everyone has one and it covers every area of life—from your morality to the way you spend your money and who you associate with. Simply put, it’s what you think in your heart. Proverbs 4:23 says, “Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.” Our hearts produce either life or death, which is why it’s so important to commit to a biblical worldview, so that what comes out is the life of God.
Q: How should Christians respond to culture’s increasing hostility to our faith?
A: First, don’t be surprised by it. God’s Word promises that “all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted” (2 Timothy 3:12). But don’t despair either. We live in a broken world, but we are held by the promises of our savior. Jesus said, “In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). Stand firm in the truth that suffering is temporary and Jesus is worth it in the end.
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