Archive for May 8th, 2014

outnumber fight

As much as I like apologetics, typically in my evangelistic life I try to just share the Gospel and do not go out of my way looking for an argument or a fight.  The Lord has been gracious since this past year God has blessed us with people who listened to what we have to say.

Several weeks ago we were evangelizing in an open area in a college campus in Southern California.  I had two guys approached our evangelistic table with vulgarities against the faith with sexual and drug references.  There was a tone of mockery and condescension that they were really smart and knew a lot more than Christians do, with the assurance that they were going to beat down any Christians intellectually.  I attempted several times to stick to the Gospel but my effort to explain what we believe was derailed by their desire to attack to the Christian faith.

I happen to have a recorder and thought I asked if I could record our conversation for educational purpose for future teaching at my church and also to be made available on the internet.  They not only gave permission but they expressed confidence that people will lose their faith once people get to hear what they have to say.  They were ready for a two against one “beat down” before onlookers.

One good thing about having this conversation recorded was that the level of blasphemy and vulgarities toned down.  I appreciated that they got more civil in our discourse.

Sometimes people throw out so many objections you have to really think about what is important and what to focus on.  My intent in this dialogue was to respectfully press the antithesis and demonstrate the irrationality of their worldview that they can not account for the moral standard that they use to criticize the Bible.  Moreover, their worldview is itself self-refuting.

As 2 Corinthians 10:5 says,

We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, andwe are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,

The audio clip is available if you click HERE.


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