Pakistan. Belgium. Turkey. The list that documents terrorist attacks is long (and growing). In the wake of the murders that took place in Paris, France (carried out by Muslim terrorists), scores of people gathered around the world to show their solidarity. One of the rallying cries was, “We are not afraid.”

In other words, the masses were saying that they were not afraid of terrorists and they would continue to stand up for “freedom of expression.” Misguided or not, the image and message is a powerful one.

The expression “Not Afraid” should be a part of the Christian way of thinking and speaking (Matt. 10:28; John 14:1, 27; 2 Tim. 1:7).

We are not afraid of tomorrow because we know who holds the future (2 Tim. 4:8).

We are not afraid of death because Jesus has overcome it (Heb. 2:14-15; 2 Tim. 1:10).

We are not afraid of isolation because we know we will never be left alone (Heb. 13:5; Matt. 28:20).

And, indeed, we are not afraid of “attackers” (skeptics and those who want to destroy Christianity) because we know the truth. The truth has nothing at all to fear.

The most reasonable stance to take on any position is the one that is true. If the Bible records history accurately and it portrays Jesus’ life, death and resurrection as history, then it follows that Christianity is true.

If Christianity is true it becomes the only rational position to hold. In rejecting Christianity, one rejects the truth—and to reject the truth is the most illogical thing someone can do.

Christianity is not afraid of close examination—because it is true.

The Bible is not afraid of close scrutiny—because it is true.

Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD… (Isa. 1:18).

Set forth your case, says the LORD; bring your proofs, says the King of Jacob (Isa. 41:21).

—Bart Warren

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