As a child, I’d begged him to heal the rifts in my family, the yelling matches, the unrelenting tension.
Sure, I could have spouted many other, more “reasonable explanations” about why God couldn’t exist, why naturalism could explain everything, and why the Bible couldn’t survive my eviscerating wit. But down deep, He just didn’t come through the way I thought He should. The Christians who finally helped me see past the hurt to the love of Christ did not beat me over the head with answers to my questions or the errors of my life. I saw Christ in them, and that made all the difference. Instead, we need to take the time to listen to them about it.
There are however, different levels of atheism, with the mildest form being a denouncement of religion, so keep an open mind to that.
But I pose the question to you: Could you get over if a man you really like, or are already dating, told you they were an atheist?
His conversations back then and his interaction with atheists after becoming a Christian have taught him what does and doesn’t work, and he hopes we take some time to consider how we share our faith. Five major points: “While it’s no secret that God doesn’t want us to sin, if you look at the life of Jesus and the words on His lips, He is overwhelmingly in favor of talking about how much God loves people, rather than their nightlife.” Most atheists have experienced a time in their lives when they believe that God didn’t come through for them. Be prepared to discuss the tithe and its true purpose: “not because He needs our money, but because He cares about where our heart is in relation to it.” Baker cites this as the biggest mistake he used to make.
He tried to force God into every conversation with his atheist friends.
And this, in turn, allows the Christian to conclude that atheism is not so much an intellectual issue as a one: that is, atheists are simply in rebellion against God.
Is the requirement of empirical evidence for God a mistake in logic or is it a fair demand?Instead, he says, we must be in relationship with atheists until they have a question.We should pray for God to give us opportunities instead of making them.People that were once Christians are becoming Muslims, Catholics can become Buddhists, and many people simply describe themselves as spiritual beings these days.And black people are some of the most religious people out.
Could the couple that doesn’t pray together stay together?