Four Keys to Use When Explaining Your Beliefs
Four Keys to Use When Explaining Your Beliefs
Lets use the Sabbath as an example. You are on your school baseball team and you have been able to dodge games on the Sabbath the whole season. Suddenly, your team wins in the playoffs and is thrust into the championship game, which happens to fall on Saturday. This is the biggest game you will ever have a chance to play in!

But you know that Gods Sabbath is holy and that you just cant do it. You e-mail your coach and tell him you wont be able to make it. The next day at school your coach corners you and asks why you cant play. He says that he really needs your bat in the lineup, and demands an explanation. What do you do?

Be honest. Dont try to hide your reason. You could tell him that it is your personal belief (not just your parents) that the seventh-day Sabbath is holy. Be brief! You dont need to go into a sermon, just use a short, straightforward explanation. In many cases, you wont even need to quote scriptures. If the coach continues to ask questions, then you can get more specific and possibly bring up specific scriptures.

Dont argue Scripture. Your job is not to get into a theological debate. You are merely providing a person with an answer to a question you were asked. That answer should be given in complete humility! Others may not agree with you, but they will respect you for your attitude!

Notice the instruction of the apostle Paul: “Have nothing to do with stupid and senseless controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. And the Lords servant must not be quarrelsome but kindly to everyone, an apt teacher, patient, correcting opponents with gentleness.

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