Jesus often had Pharisees and scribes attempt to trap Him in His words. They were intentionally trying to prove Him wrong. But, some people may attempt to do that with Christians simply because they do not understand the faith.
For example, during a television interview, David Frost once asked former president George H. W. Bush how he could square his belief in a loving and all-powerful God with the miseries and injustices of life. Frost reminded Bush of the time he shed tears at the sight of starving children and of his grief when his own daughter had died.
President Bush said, “It never occurred to me to blame God for that.” He insisted that the Lord has provided enough food for everyone, but that starvation occurs because of human greed and ineptitude. The President said that his daughter’s illness had drawn the family closer to one another and to God. He was comforted because he knew that she had been caught up in the arms of her loving heavenly Father.
Are you prepared to respond to criticism of your faith?