Have you ever encountered someone who may proudly call themselves religious? And by saying that we’re talking about someone who has a particular view of the bible, church, what it means to be a Christian and how you live that out.
HOW DO YOU DISCUSS GOD WITH A RELIGIOUS PERSON
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 religious person in conversation about God.
Q to ask – What aspect of your religious beliefs brings you the most satisfaction? What makes you the most uncomfortable?
Areas to Admire – belief in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Beliefs – believe that by believing in certain creeds or statements of beliefs, and by strictly engaging in certain religious behaviors, they will be on God’s ‘nice’ list, while those who aren’t religious are on God’s ‘naughty’ list.
Tips – In Philippians 3:4-12, Paul goes into detail about how he once depended on his ‘religion’ to please God, but after he trusted Christ, he saw all those things as trash. If Paul saw religion in that light, what should that teach us?
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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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