“…But we want to hear what your views are, for we know that people everywhere are talking against this sect.”
If someone was curious about Christianity, would they ask you about it? Are you approachable? Does your life demonstrate the fruit, joy, and abundance (not necessarily material) that God promises? Would someone want to know your views? Think about that for a bit.
Consider 1 Peter 3:15, “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks.” I think the Book of Job is a really great account of faithfulness in all circumstances. It also demonstrates being prepared to give an answer — after all it is not always when things are going well that we will be asked about our faith. But also realize — just like Job — we won’t always give the right answer. Sometimes we’re going to say the wrong thing, incorrectly quote Scripture, or make some other blunder. Having done all of the above in public and private, I can say unequivocally: “Don’t worry about it, because God’s in control.” Our words don’t matter as much as our willingness to be a witness.
I have given very educated presentations of the Gospel (filled with facts, justifications, and proofs), only to have someone walk away — completely rejecting the idea of a Savior or even the existence of God. On the other hand I have stuttered, bumbled and fumbled — and then had a man I witnessed to fall on his knees, with tears streaming down his face, begging to have Jesus. It’s the Holy Spirit not our words; it is only God who calls someone into a relationship with Himself — we are just the messengers.
If you were asked today to express your views on Christianity, what would you say? What would you say if someone asked you why you followed Christ? How would you answer someone who wanted to know if Christ had made a difference in your life? Take a moment right now and write down five things you believe. Can you support what you would say with Scriptural references? Write those down as well. Now you are prepared.