Have you ever come across someone at school, in your workplace or community who considers themselves to be a Deist (there’s a God but isn’t involved / doesn’t care about creation. Kind of a hands-off creator)?
HOW DO YOU DISCUSS GOD WITH A DEIST?
That’s a great question! Recently we told you about an app from Dare 2 Share that helps you to share your faith! It’s a pretty sick app, if you haven’t checked it out yet, get deets here.
This app has a section in it where it links to a resource that helps you to discuss your faith with people who have different beliefs about how they understand the world/life/God/existence (called ‘Worldview’ see our article here). It explores how to have conversation with 13 people, each with a different worldview/belief. It’s under the section called ‘How 2 Share’.
For each person/worldview you’re given a basic description, questions to get the conversation going, areas to admire, a summary of that person’s core beliefs and tips for how to share your faith with that person.
Here’s some highlights on how to engage a Deist person in conversation about God.
Q to ask – How do you feel about a God who abandons His creation?
Areas to Admire – belief in existence of God and commitment to reason and logic.
Beliefs – believes in God, but she sees Him as distant, unknowable and uninvolved in human affairs.
Tips – ask questions that encourage them to think deeply through their thoughts on Jesus, God, the scriptures and the afterlife that challenge them to consider new possibilities.
GET THE WHOLE STORY HERE
Remember… you can’t argue someone to faith in Christ, but you can (and should) live such a Christlike life that those around you sense, see and experience something different and counter-cultural in you, which opens the door for you to explain the ‘evidence’.
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