I recently had an opportunity to share the Gospel with a co-worker. When I asked if he was a Christian, his response was, “No.” As we continued talking he shared that he did not believe in God, Heaven or Hell. The cliff-notes version of what he said was evolution explained our presence here, though no one knows how evolution started (meaning no one can answer how the first organism came into existence.) When we die, he simply believes nothing happens…we die and that is it. I did not attack his beliefs, but rather sat and listened trying to understand his point of view. That only seemed fair since I was hoping he would do the same when I voiced my beliefs.
Recently, the Pennsylvania Senator who declared 2012 ‘The Year of the Bible’ was sued by Freedom from Religion (Atheist group). Although this is tragic, I'm confronted with the reality that too many Christians live as if God and His Word don't really exist (or at most have relatively little impact in society). Notice how many...
Article by Carl Herby, Ray Comfort, & Penn Jillette When faced with the mocking rants of God-haters, our natural temptation is to dismiss them as ignorant bigots or to get angry. But that’s not Christ’s way. Christians who follow Christ’s example will find His Spirit shedding light in the most unexpected places. To the Christian … Continue reading How to Talk to an Atheist
I recently heard of an English Bishop compare the mission of the church to that of a museum: "I suppose... keeping alive aspects of the Christian heritage for those who are interested in that sort of thing..." Statistics seem to back him up: last year, 2.7m church members left, never to come back again. Every year in America 4,000 churches close their doors (while only 1,000 are planted). There are now half as many churches as there were a hundred years ago. Is this the church's last hurray? Will our generation witness the death of the church? A recent poll revealed that less than 9% of Americans have a Christian world view (believing that the Bible is accurate, in a literal hell / heaven, that salvation is only by grace). Does church really still work? The honest answer is yes and no. Some do and some don't. The difference: great churches are communities where the new covenant has united membership in a common grace and a common purpose. (Ephesians 2:14-22)
Please listen to what Richard Dawkins (leading evolutionist / atheist), “It is absolutely safe to say that, if you meet somebody who claims not to believe in evolution, that person is ignorant, stupid, or insane (or wicked, but I’d rather not consider that).” Which one are you…? My response: "Mr. Dawkins, the Truth is neither ignorant, stupid, insane, or evil! Which one are you?"