"But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander." ~ 1 Peter 3:15-16
Been pondering over this again and again. The Cross is a finished work, and that's nothing left for us to do, lest accepting the fact that it is finished. How great is the grace given to us! Think about it, there are many religious teachings that taught us that self effort is the way to salvation. But frankly, how many can honestly say that they did it? And how many know the yardstick to which the standard is laid? But God reveals to men that no one is able to meet that perfect requirement, and the only way is to believe in the One He sent, Jesus Christ. Thank God He didn't stop there after announcing that we are all dead in our transgressions. Instead, He provided the Way, Jesus Christ, through whom we will be redeemed. Jesus Christ, our Savior!