Peter instructed believers so that when persecution came, they’d know how to respond. Dr. Stanley says we should not be intimidated when we face adversity. Since we are born again, nobody can harm our godly spirits, no matter what may happen to us. It is the presence of God and His blessing that enable us to be confident, enthusiastic, committed, and engaged in the Lord’s work. We should be ready to give an account for the hope and faith we have. And we should be able to do so with a clear conscience. If someone were to ask you why you are a Christian, how would you respond?