July 11, 2019

We that are Christians must be ready to give a reason for the hope that we have for the future

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JD: As I understand it Jim your theme is evidence that demands a verdict. Boy that’s a great theme. How are the young people there in Romania taking to that theme?

JD Jr: You know our theme verse this year for the camp this summer comes from I Peter 3:15. Sanctify the Lord God in your heart and be ready always to give an answer to every man that ask if you a reason of the hope that is within you. You know a lot of these kids will come from Romanian churches so they have a background. A lot of them come from Christian homes but they’ve never really been challenged as to what they believe and how to put it to use.

So from all walks of life we’re really giving the evidence that God indeed did send His son to die for mankind. That He came on this earth. That the miracles that He did were truly miracles. That He lived in a real place in a real place in time in history. That He taught disciples, he hand picked them, he taught them. As a matter of fact how God used 40 authors over 1,500 years to compile the inspired word of God. And just going through that with the young people really helps them to understand the message that God is giving.

I also like the fact that I taught from the aspect of one of the questions that Jesus asked Peter when He said whom do men say that I am? And who do you say that I am? And that‘s the platform from which I jumped off. And of course we know that Peter recognized Him as the Christ. And then he just gave some more information about taking up your cross, denying yourself, what is it when a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul. And those are all words and it’s interesting how Peter later on after even denying he knew Jesus right before Christ went to the cross Peter later on gave those very words about being ready to give an account, a reason for that hope that is within you.

JD: Jim Jr, my oldest son with the details on how we as Christians are able always to be ready to give the reason for the hope we have for the future.

We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

Jim Jr. and his two daughters have been in Romania for the last two weeks in ministry with Romanian young people. Jim has been teaching them how to be ready to give the reason for their hope for the future. That hope is in the fact that Jesus Christ is coming back to take us into heaven to be with Him forever more. The apostle Paul told a young Person Titus that the Rapture is the blessed hope that we have, that’s Titus 2:13. And it’s because of that hope that we must live righteously and Godly in this present world, that’s Titus 2:12.