Author Mark Mittelberg says many believers are afraid to answer the hard questions put to them by people outside the church. To help, Mittelberg has written The Questions Christians Hope No one Will Ask outlining some of the tough questions, and providing answers. He says he hopes Christians will stop hiding and become confident in their faith. He says the biggest reason believers do not want to handle those questions is that they do not feel prepared. He says, “People are addressing these issues whether we want to talk about them or not.”
Mittelberg’s book uses references from both a Christian and secular point of view to help direct readers to the right sections. He says people today need a better answer than just a quoted reference from the Bible. Mittelberg adds, “I’ve seen that questions can lead to life, or death in the spiritual world. When someone has a spiritual doubt, it can become an intellectual roadblock that keeps them from moving forward on their spiritual journey.”
--The Questions Christians Hope No one Will Ask, http://www.christianpost.com/article/20101104/the-questions-christians-hope-no-one-will-ask ; November 4, 2010, Illustration by Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell.
Colossians 4:5-6 (CEV) “When you are with unbelievers, always make good use of the time. (6) Be pleasant and hold their interest when you speak the message. Choose your words carefully and be ready to give answers to anyone who asks questions.”