Reformed Theology 1 Peter 3:15 - What is your reason?  Calvinism

1 Peter 3:15 – What is your reason?

Reformed Theology 1 Peter 3:15 - What is your reason?  Calvinism
1 Peter 3:15 – What is your reason?

"…but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you…"

New here. Recently I've been dealing with a lot of confusion and doubt. As a very technically minded and logical person, I have always wanted to know the reasons behind why things are the way they are. This is partly what drove me to reformed theology in the first place.

I was brought up Christian, but my parents and their non-denominational church are more of the modern day "relaxed" Christianity…I admire their zeal but I saw a lack of strong doctrine and biblical teaching. My approach to my faith has always been that if I am to consider it true, it needs to be genuine, honest, and real. This is what I saw within reformed theology, which eventually led me to switch churches earlier this year (I now attend a local PCA congregation). During this transition I began to truly realize the seriousness of my faith, to the point where I wasn't sure if I was actually saved beforehand. Never had I been so certain of my salvation and had such a zeal and vigor to pursue Christ.

Recently however, at age 18 with the pressures of school, Independence, college searching, and decision making, I've been having a lot of doubt and confusion. I know in my heart Christianity to be true, but I cannot provide any specific reasons. If an unbeliever were to ask me why I believe what I do, I wouldn't know what to say. If they provide countering evidence to biblical accounts or the bible's trustworthiness, I'd have no rebuttal.

I know Christianity to be true somehow, but I don't know how much of that is true belief and how much of that is just how I've been brought up. This has been really bothering me.

I guess I'm not sure quite how to explain it. There's a lot that's been going through my head lately but I can't really pinpoint specific thoughts.

So my question to you is, what is your reason? Why do you believe? How do you really know this is true? What spurs on your faith?

“…but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you…”New here. Recently I’ve been dealing with a lot of confusion and doubt. As a very technically minded and logical person, I have always wanted to know the reasons behind why things are the way they are. This is partly what drove me to reformed theology in the first place.I was brought up Christian, but my parents and their non-denominational church are more of the modern day “relaxed” Christianity…I admire their zeal but I saw a lack of strong doctrine and biblical teaching. My approach to my faith has always been that if I am to consider it true, it needs to be genuine, honest, and real. This is what I saw within reformed theology, which eventually led me to switch churches earlier this year (I now attend a local PCA congregation). During this transition I began to truly realize the seriousness of my faith, to the point where I wasn’t sure if I was actually saved beforehand. Never had I been so certain of my salvation and had such a zeal and vigor to pursue Christ.Recently however, at age 18 with the pressures of school, Independence, college searching, and decision making, I’ve been having a lot of doubt and confusion. I know in my heart Christianity to be true, but I cannot provide any specific reasons. If an unbeliever were to ask me why I believe what I do, I wouldn’t know what to say. If they provide countering evidence to biblical accounts or the bible’s trustworthiness, I’d have no rebuttal.I know Christianity to be true somehow, but I don’t know how much of that is true belief and how much of that is just how I’ve been brought up. This has been really bothering me.I guess I’m not sure quite how to explain it. There’s a lot that’s been going through my head lately but I can’t really pinpoint specific thoughts.So my question to you is, what is your reason? Why do you believe? How do you really know this is true? What spurs on your faith?
Link: 1 Peter 3:15 – What is your reason?
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