In these verses we are reminded to “sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence” (verse 15). On the one hand the defense is simple, I believe because I have encountered the living God through the person of Jesus Christ and His written word and He has absolutely changed my life. That is personal evidence. As a medical student I fleshed out my epistemology in a simple way (see link below)… http://www.bmei.org/jbem/volume7/num1/duffee_eternity_in_our_hearts.php
My prayer is that you too would encounter the brand new life and hope offered in relationship with God through Jesus Christ.