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how do you talk to someone about God…

February 24, 2009

….you don’t start with talking about God, you talk about them, their experiences.

how do you answer this question…

“how do you know that God exists?”

i’m sure you’ve been asked that before, if you’re a believer in God.

i think there are several different approaches to this question. it really depends on where the asker is coming from. are they angry? do they claim to be an atheist? are they hurt, or worse yet – been burned by the church? are they just looking for an argument?

do you use scripture? do you share personal experiences? do you use “christianese” and cliches?

what is your approach?

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  1. heidi permalink
    February 24, 2009 11:21 am

    I share by example alot and in my writing, I find myself a little uneasy with christianese and scriptures. I invite people to meals when I can, to basketball games (like tonight) emails and so forth. I show them I am christian but I am real; Sometimes my kids are unruly, sometimes I don’t live in a fairy tale marriage, sometimes I slack in knowledge, BUT if I share IN my God experiences and IN life (real life) I get the opportunity to share. I’ve had already….

    A question I have for you and your blog family is: How do you share Christ within the Christian family? Yes, they are christians, but they were offended or scorned, how do you get them back or allow them to see God again?

    I think that’s harder…

    • Loveday permalink
      November 13, 2013 5:48 am

      Heidi
      How can I tell people about God?
      Loveday

  2. February 24, 2009 11:28 am

    The first thing I do is figure our where they are in life. Everyone is at a different point of belief.

    Then I work on loving them. Find a need in their life and fill it to the best of my ability. This builds a trust with them, and I continue to foster that by loving on them more. Some people this happens in minutes, some it takes years.

    Once I get to a good level of trust, I start talking about my faith. I don’t talk about them.. I talk about the affects Christ has had on my life, and how His Spirit interacts with my life. This draws the questions of When and why I believe. Once there I start planting the seeds in their life. Bible verses to chew on, invite them to church.

    When they are asking the tough questions about sin and their life, I answer honestly and from Scripture about sin and it affects on our lives. They must know that sin is what keeps them from God, and Christ is the only way to be cleansed from the sin. To not tell them this leads them to a false belief of what Grace and Mercy are all about.

    God does the rest, he just uses me a vehicle. He uses the seeds I plant to change the hearts. I have no control, only God.

    The main thing for me is each person is different, so each person will start at a different place.

    Peace and Love

  3. heidi permalink
    February 24, 2009 11:29 am

    oooh.. I forgot something… LOVE THEM LIKE JESUS WOULD

  4. February 24, 2009 11:33 am

    Heidi…

    You gotta just Love on them. Find the needs and let your actions speak. So many times Christians think it comes down to how may bible verses you know or how much theology you can spew….That is not it at all. Love on them, show them the Truth of Christ’s love in actions not words. After all Christ’s actions is how he showed us His love. Then let them ask you why you are doing what you do.

    Love God and Love others. It is the greatest command. So that is what we are to do.

    Just my two cents.

  5. thewordofme permalink
    February 24, 2009 11:38 am

    How do you know God exists??

    • March 30, 2012 1:59 pm

      To know God exist is to have a personal relationship with him. I don’t see him but I feel him. The wind exist, we don’t see but feel the wind. even if I wouldn’t be able to feel God, it is thru faith that we as christain believe that he does exist.In the mist of my circumstance he is their. He can be there for you too. Just ask the lord that you want to know him personally, that you want him to open your eyes spiritually so that you can him thru your walking life. hope this was helpful. peace <3

  6. February 24, 2009 11:39 am

    carl – “They must know that sin is what keeps them from God, and Christ is the only way to be cleansed from the sin.”

    youre speaking of “unconfessed and unrepentant” sin right? cause we’re all sinners. its the awareness of that, and that even in our imperfection He will draw us in when we seek Him. at that time, we begin to see the sin in our lives through His eyes, by reading His word.

    but my question is – how do answer that question when someone has asked it? if someone came up to you right now and wanted an answer, how would you?

    im just trying to get different ideas, perspectives and methods. hopefully we can all learn something from each other.

    there is definitely value in living our lives in a manner worthy of being looked on by others that will allow them to see God in us. and that takes, like you said carl, time and trust. i agree!

  7. February 24, 2009 11:41 am

    #5 – right. we’re answering that question now… stay tuned. do you have a blog?

  8. February 24, 2009 11:47 am

    cliche….all the way!

    j/k

    God is love…God loves you…Jesus died for you (while all true) can really scare people away. God uses me to tell my truth….my before and after….my transformation. I tell people that I cannot ever “un-believe” because I have experienced too many proofs of Christ in my life. And I explain my details to the extent that the other person is willing to listen. It isn’t a sales pitch, or a promise….just a testimony. He has allowed to be very comfortable in sharing my love for Him, and for being transparent about my sinful nature, my past, and my own brokenness. I love Him for that.

  9. February 24, 2009 12:19 pm

    Tammy…

    You are correct.. Unconfessed sin or un-repented sin.

    How do I talk with them about it… Scripture is my guide 100% of the time.

    But, I gotta know the person. I have to know what they are dealing with. When it comes to sin. Do they even know what they are doing is wrong. Most of the time if they are not believers, then they don’t know. Or if they do know they don’t care. So, I talk about my Sin that Christ helped me overcome, and the continued cleansing that I go through with Christ daily.

    If they are unbelievers, I try to talk to them about Sin with out focusing on their sin. As I said, tell them about my sin. It is not my place to judge their sin. If they ask me about theirs I am honest with them.

    If they believe in Christ, I will talk directly to them about their sin. That is the model set in the bible. As believers we should be open to that correction.

    The key though for me Tam is the love aspect, and I love by finding a need and filling it. If I do not do that, nothing I say will have any effect on the other person.

    Hope that makes since.

  10. thewordofme permalink
    February 24, 2009 12:20 pm

    Hi Tam, nice to ‘speak’ to you.

    Yes I do have a blog…but you may not wish to go there.
    I am keeping up with this reply area on this particular post.

  11. February 24, 2009 12:33 pm

    @thewordofme

    It boils down to evidence. Evidence of changed lives. Lives that you would never think could be changed are being changed by the Power of God’s Grace and Mercy.

    Every believer in Christ has a story of a change. What their life was before to what it is after they put their full faith and trust in God.

    A person has to risk everything when they step out in Faith and believe in Christ.

    However it is not my words or actions that change the unbelievers hearts. It is the actions of the Word of God that changes hearts.

    So my evidence of God is my faith and my changed life.

  12. February 24, 2009 1:02 pm

    Before we talk about God, we want to answer the question: why do we want to talk about God? Even if our reason is simply, “because they asked,” we ought to consider the motive from which we speak. We know that our mouth speaks out of the abudance of our heart. We ought therefore to examine our heart before we speak. What is in your heart?

    Jesus spoke to what he called a generation of vipers and and asked, “how can you, being evil, speak good things?” In another place he said, “from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness.” Don’t you suppose that the judgment of God is against them which speak such things?

    You asked about scripture, personal experiences, christianese, and cliches. Therefore, I will answer your questions with a personal experience that includes scripture, christianese, and cliches.

    I was at the park last summer because there was a carnival there. I was holding a ten foot tall banner that has a picture of a crown of thorns and the words, “He was wounded for our transgressions, the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all… And when the had fulfilled all that was written… they laid him in a sepulchre, but God raised him from the dead.”

    A man approached me and we had a conversation. He said he was a Christian, and born again, but that he, “didn’t do this [stuff].” He used a word that is not in my vocabulary. He said he would keep his belief and relationship to God private.

    I asked him what he thought of the example of those who preached the gospel in the bible, and what Christ said about confessing him before men (Matt. 10:32, Luke 12:8). I explained that I am not saved by this work, but by faith. Because I am saved I am not ashamed of the gospel. I know it is the power of God unto salvation. I explained that faith comes by hearing, and asked how shall they hear without a preacher?

    A few months later I was back at the same park for another kind of festival. It was a Christian festival put on by a number of local churches that were using the opportunity to evangelize. My local church was participating and I was there to help too. The approach we were using was based on the question, “Are you going to Heaven?” followed by a form of the “good test.”

    By asking a person to judge their own goodness, evaluate their goodness under the law, ask themselves how God would judge them, and what their destiny would be, the “good test” presents an implied dilemma. It is essentially a question loaded to impose the outcome of a negative response to validate the dilemma. The positive response has an invariant outcome in the concocted dilemma. Even if the person answers with a positive response, the outcome was never in their control to begin with, so the test serves only for the person’s complacency. The evangelist uses this opportunity to make them aware of the danger they are in.

    Instead of presenting the opportunity for a life that is prosperous and more rewarding to the flesh (which is another approach), this method presents a choice for the sinner of eternal torment or everlasting bliss in the here-after, but it never successfully removes the focus from man’s situation to direct it to Christ for anything other than the expedient resolution of the person’s dilemma, courtesy of the evangelist. The problem with it is that it is ultimately “man-centered.”

    The flesh is motivated to maintain its comfort. If hell is conceived as something uncomfortable to the flesh and heaven as the opposite, the flesh will flee from “hell” and desire “heaven,” which the sinner might imagine as a place where they can bask in iniquity without guilt. The “Christ” presented is a convenient means to the sinner’s
    own end. The problem is that they have forsaken God and are enemies of Christ who is the real reward of the gospel and not “heaven.”

    If you’ve ever tried to use the fear of the wrath-to-come stricken into someone as a result of eliciting a confession that they once stole a paper clip in order to compel them to repent, then you can begin to understand how futile it is to persuade the flesh toward righteousness.

    Advocates of the good test argue that the sinner must be tried and convicted of their sin before they can rationally accept grace. Some hope the Holy Spirit will bring the conviction and others are determined to use the law, but plainly declaring the gospel seems to them foolish and offensive. Nevertheless, the scriptures justify the foolishness of preaching over the wisdom and understanding of men. They defend preaching the cross in spite of it being a stumblingblock and foolishness to others. Paul, for example, argued the opposite of those who advocate reasoning the need for the gospel and stated plainly, “We preach Christ crucified.”

    Reason and argument cannot prove that a prophet was sent by God. Whether a person is angry, claiming to be an atheist, hurt, or a victim of the church, it is better than any argument that they be convinced that Jesus came from God. We must therefore forsake the enticing words of man’s wisdom for the cross of Christ.

    Jesus himself declared, “Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.” How did he accomplish that? How could he so confidently declare, “they have known?” He tells us, “For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.”

    Jesus prayed, “Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.” He humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. For the joy that was set before him, he endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

    Every sinner for whom Christ died that fails to repent is robbing God of his just reward. He is treading under foot the Son of God, and counting the blood of the covenant wherewith he was sanctified an unholy thing. He is doing despite unto the spirit of grace.

    The salvation we preach is not “getting to go to heaven”, but it is the gospel whereby Christ shall receive nothing less than that for which he paid – the joy that was set before him. He is the truth that he wills all men to come to the knowledge of, and this is eternal life: that they may know him, the one true God and Jesus Christ whom he has sent. We do not preach of man and his circumstances, but of Christ and his glory. The blood of Christ redeemed us to God proving him worthy of power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.

    Jesus said, “He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.” If God is working in us to will and to do his good pleasure, he will deliver by us the reward which Christ is worthy of. If it is not merely our motive but indeed God’s will for all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of truth, we ought to speak the truth. Consider how Jesus explained he did this:

    “…He that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him. They understood not that he spake to them of the Father. Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am [he], and [that] I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him. As he spake these words, many believed on him. Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, [then] are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

  13. February 24, 2009 1:07 pm

    How do I know God exists?

    Because my life is better when I ask Him to run it. Because in those quiet, still moments I feel His love. Because I’m not powerful enough to create peace in my life despite all of the turmoil, and yet it’s there. Too much good in my life is unexplainable by my actions alone.

    I’m sure there’s scripture and right answers for that question that I don’t know, but that’s my real-life experience answer.

  14. February 24, 2009 1:24 pm

    I live to get asked that question. If anyone coming here would like some ideas, visit thewayofthemaster.com. That site was the major teaching point of my first Evangelism class.

    Having said that, I don’t think I have ever answered that question the same two times in a row. I think you must relate to who you’re speaking with; in their terms; their language. Talk to them about that little thing they call their conscience and ask if it has ever encouraged them to do wrong. It’s obvious where that leads, but it works.
    Pressed for time? Gotta be somewhere? Need the short and sweet answer?
    How about: “Because even though I have no idea how to answer that question, He loves me. Even though there are some things about Him I cannot understand, He is here. Because I am a normal, sane, intelligent individual and can’t live without Him.” Then, of course, I ask for their # so I can continue with some personal stories later.

  15. February 24, 2009 1:25 pm

    carl – “The key though for me Tam is the love aspect, and I love by finding a need and filling it. If I do not do that, nothing I say will have any effect on the other person.”

    yes. that makes total sense. i know a few christians who confront believers, and non-believers, from a very firm, heavy handed approach that is…well, unapproachable and tactless. love has to be the foundation. i agree!

    that kinda speaks to what ben maulis said above (i think :? )

    “If you’ve ever tried to use the fear of the wrath-to-come stricken into someone as a result of eliciting a confession that they once stole a paper clip in order to compel them to repent, then you can begin to understand how futile it is to persuade the flesh toward righteousness.”

    my interpretation of that is – pounding someone over the head with doom and gloom is not the way.

    ben – welcome – wow! a lot to go through in your comment. thanks for jumping in!

    thewordofme – perhaps. but only i would know that for sure ;) welcome anyway :)

    gitz – “Because my life is better when I ask Him to run it.” yes! aint that the truth.

    heidi – i loved your question at the end of your comment. i think that needs to be addressed and considered by all of us.

    i love the verse that annie has at the end of her emails…

    “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” 1 Peter 3:15

  16. February 24, 2009 1:27 pm

    toby – i always go to romans 1. that God put the truth of Him, the knowledge of Him, inside of us. its instinctive. we can choose to acknowledge it ourselves, or not. its our choice.

  17. February 24, 2009 1:50 pm

    I suppose I’m of the train of thought that all of our actions, words and decisions continously speak volumes to people about God. Regardless of what we want to say in “that moment”
    Too often I find myself disconnecting faith from life but really the two are the same. As believers how can we really separate the two? God’s love changes our core, everything else flows out of that.
    I like where Ben mentioned searching our motives, if it’s to win an argument it’s an argument not worth winning. That’s not to diminish the gospel, but I think where the message of Jesus really shines is in it’s ability to transform lives, not winning a debate. I also find myself approaching the question in the sense of “What is really being asked?” Do they really want a “gospel presentation” (that term grosses me out) or are they looking for something else… Nine times out of ten I’d say it’s the later.
    I simply believe in hope, second chances, and freedom, those are good starts for any conversation.

  18. February 24, 2009 2:21 pm

    I love simple questions! Some of the questions in Christianese are so complicated. BUt this one is easy.

    He lives in me! He has come into my life! Wow! The miracles, answers to prayer are over whelming – oh, it is so simple! Come and sit down with Papa – I want to share – oh my:D

    If you don’t want to believe, that’s your choice. Your not the first, could be the last though -

  19. February 24, 2009 2:53 pm

    archie – well said. imho. very well said!

    papa – i would love to sit with papa and glean from your wisdom!

  20. ohthesweetpromise permalink
    February 24, 2009 2:56 pm

    When ever I am asked about God I just share the story about Jesus and then I share personal experiences. Most of all I realize that it is not my job to convince someone that God exists. I just tell people about God and leave it up to them to choose what they want to believe.

  21. February 24, 2009 3:04 pm

    My approach depends on the person…and so getting to know them a bit is an important part of the answer.

    Scripture must always be the foundation – I don’t think there’s a way to effectively talk about God without using His word – but wisdom in how it’s used is vital. eg: what translation is going to be most effective for this person where they are at right now.

    And of course, know when someone is angling for an argument rather than a genuine discussion…

  22. February 24, 2009 6:33 pm

    I am very passionate about this post Tam ! :D I think that before they can know God exists, they have to see Him in me – or you! We have to be Christ. I am going to say something heretical – scripture is not enough. You can quote all the scripture you want, you can sit on your porch, study at your desk – know God’s word and drive people right straight to hell because you don’t know how to show God’s Love to them. If God exists – show me, don’t just tell me!

    Mama and I pray daily that Papa’s blog shows a Christ that exists because you see it in our lives. Christ IS my passion.

  23. February 24, 2009 7:06 pm

    I use yours. “It really depends on the person.” (hang on, is that what you said? …)

  24. February 24, 2009 7:36 pm

    oh the sweet promise- youre right. its not our job to prove to someone God exists. thanks for pointing that out. great point. the proof is all around (romans 1) not all choose to see it that way.

    david – you said wisdom in how to use the scripture is vital. i agree. AND which scripture to use as well.

    papa – AMEN, AMEN, AMEN AND……AMEN!!!! you SO nailed it. Thank. you!!!

    annie – that was david who said that ;) HEY, GIRL!

  25. February 24, 2009 8:48 pm

    If i was being Truthful (and i would hope i always am – if i’m not always aware of what the real truth ‘is’) i would answer that question with: “I don’t!”

    i have no ‘proof’ whatsoever that can stand up to scrutiny or other ‘plausible’ explanation – if i did i would be shouting it out, publishing it everywhere i possibly could and making the biggest ‘fuss’ ever in the history of the world.

    What i DO ‘know’ is how little i or anyone knows ‘of God’. How desperately some people desire Him in their life and how the principles Jesus Christ taught His Disciples, who passed an idea of them onto us in Scripture, provide for the best way of living a person’s life i have ever seen written anywhere to date. (Even if each one of us views and ‘understands’ them differently by reason of our unique life experiences from the day we were formed).

    I don’t know that God exists – but i want to believe ‘He ‘ does – that there is something ‘greater’ than my singular, weak, fallible, mortal, poorly aware mind in ‘charge’ of all life in the Universe – as well as my own. Something i can be a valued part of and grow and learn to be better than i was as a result.

    I want to be a part of ‘Him’ because any part of Him would be infinitely greater than any number of human wisdom and individual or ‘group’ concept. Only that (He) could ever hold the potential to unite us all in harmony, even if it requires a degree of disharmony to achieve it!

    My answer to ‘How do you know God exists’ would also be – how do you know He doesn’t? and what, in your opinion, would be ‘better’ than a Single, multi-faceted, infinite eternal God to ‘follow’? Can your wisdom match His?

    <B

  26. Jim2 permalink
    February 24, 2009 8:49 pm

    yep. know the person, know the Word. Love the person, love the Word. If the love of God isn’t evident in our lives, we make Him to be a liar.

  27. February 24, 2009 8:58 pm

    There are times to shout in a crowd, “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” There are moments, too, for cornering someone with a straightforward question. But in the commercial-saturated culture of America, I use these tactics carefully and only when spiritually convicted to do so.

    Living a Christian life and waiting for the other person to approach the subject seems to be the best way forward most of the time; as humans, we are more interested our own thoughts than another’s, so the discussion is usually more fruitful when the other person initiates.

    It can be hard to remember that our job as the Church is not to convince people about God nor convict them about sin. Those tasks belong to the Holy Spirit. Our role is to simply and lovingly communicate the message—everyday by our behavior, and then sometimes with our words. The rest of the work is God’s.

    (Re: #5) @thewordofme:

    God’s existence is an improvable proposition. Both theists and atheists can offer evidence, but neither can provide proof. As evidence, Christians can offer their personal experiences as well as the experiences of others in Scripture and in history. The scientific complexities of the universe may indicate a celestial Designer. Christian philosophers and logicians offer their own brands of evidence, as well.

    Yet, all of it comes down to faith. From my theological point of view, Christians believe in God because they’ve been given the ability. God resurrected their sin-deadened spirits by indwelling them with his own Spirit. This divine possession gives Christians their ability to believe so strongly the improvable and at times nonsensical claims of Jesus and his apostles.

    I’ve written more about this on my website under the tag ‘faith’, if you’re interested.

    @tam: Good conversation starter.

  28. February 24, 2009 11:37 pm

    the way you present the Gospel is probably the way you were first attracted to it. Me? Changed lives.
    Others? Might’ve been the sky, the extravagance of a creator making all those stars, or the historical perspectives, etc…

    I tell stories of my life being changed because He is the restorer of all things.
    Though for many others, testimonials (while not arguable) aren’t a resonating factor. They want facts, or figures, or millions of stars…

    Even Jesus didn’t use the Bible all the time. He didn’t go around quoting the Old Testament. Yes, His speech was seasoned with scripture, but when He talked to those whom He saw right through, He met them where they were, not by quoting them scripture only. Now, don’t think I’m against the use of scripture. But you find me someone who does not believe in the bible’s infallibility, and try to show them that God is real by using a book they don’t believe in? Tricky, tricky.

  29. Jim2 permalink
    February 25, 2009 4:24 am

    Our pastor used this video a couple of weeks ago – Penn of Penn and Teller (he is an atheist) wherein he asks a very pointed question – “how much do you have to hate me to NOT proselytize (witness to) me”?

  30. February 25, 2009 4:29 am

    Jim, I’ve seen that video so many times and it just never gets old! Although he doesn’t admit it, you can see how God is moving in him. I pray all of our ACTIONS will speak louder than any words we can say. If we try to live as Christ did, we will avoid a lot of those questions as it will be evident by what they see.

  31. February 25, 2009 9:28 am

    From a practical angle, I think a lot of the challenge is to find a way to bring it up without making it feel forced. One technique Lee Strobel suggested is when people say, “How are you doing?” Rather than just reply “Fine” or “Terrific!”, to say something like, “Emotionally I’m great, Physically I could probably use some work, and Spiritually, I’ve never been better. Which would you like to hear about?” Something that just provides an open door without coercing them to walk through it.

    I also like looking for ways to plant conversation starters. There’s a terrific new Bible out called The Bible Illuminated that looks and feels a lot more like a magazine, with beautiful pictures throughout it. Why not find something related to your faith to leave out on the coffee table, then invite someone who’s visiting you to have a look at it?

    Once the conversation is started, then we should continue to be sensitive to who our seeker friend is. At the same time, I’ve always found a lot of encouragement in knowing that God’s Word is living and active, and that it doesn’t all depend on my wit or wisdom. The message itself is very powerful if we can get them to hear it in spite of ourselves.

    I’m glad you made this post, because it’s an important question, and the answer to it seems to shift a little with each passing generation.

  32. February 25, 2009 9:45 am

    Interesting Tam. There are a lot of “it depends” like you suggest and others have commented on here.

    Usually I begin with the shortest, simplest truth: “I don’t know how I know.”

  33. February 25, 2009 1:41 pm

    Well, I thought I would share a viewpoint on the other side of the question. You see it may be hard to believe but I was thought by many to be the one “who would never be saved.” What didn’t work with me is people getting in my face and telling me what they knew was right. It never looked like love to me, I know now it was, but again I am speaking before I was saved. The thing that worked for me is when I patient young woman took the time to ask me questions about what I believed. After I answered she didn’t come back with some retort. She would usually just ask another question. I thought sometimes that she was really interested in my “religion.” She was, of course, never going to be converted to my ways. Still what drew me in was her interest and her non-leading non-threatening ways. Her questions eventually always exposed a hole in my thinking. She never pointed it out, she just asked and I realized on my own the holes. She also was very loving and hung out with me, prayed for me, and invited me to different christian events at the college we attended.
    Although there were so many people involved in me being saved. The other thing that got me saved was prayer. Once I was saved and the shock wore off, so many people came up to me and said they were praying for me. A prayer chain of massive proportions was exposed. In the end it was only a matter of time until I was saved with all those prayers!

  34. February 25, 2009 7:37 pm

    Unfortunately, I have a lot of experience in crap to pull from in my own personal life so I tend to decide where is the person coming from and then usually go down a road that is encouraging and honest. I could go on and on about this one. Its tough and very personal. I just hope that God gives me the grace and love I need to pour it out to someone else. I just want to be a blessing to someone. I had that person in my life who truly took me to Christ. And, she was not threatening or weird or crazy in any way. She was real. I needed real.

  35. February 26, 2009 9:04 am

    Is it “know” or “believe”?

    I have a problem with “knowing” because it requires proof or at least strong and independent evidence. That does away with faith if you have proof.

    Now why you believe is entirely up to you and really only works for you.

  36. February 26, 2009 11:05 am

    How do I know God exists?

    When I pray…He answers…again and again and again and again…

  37. February 28, 2009 8:45 pm

    You ask me how I know He lives? He lives within my heart.

  38. November 23, 2010 2:03 pm

    Enjoyed all the comments. It is the ultimate joy to speak to someone about God. Every situation is different, and we have holy spirit in addition to the written word at our fingertips to answer any man who asks for the reason of the hope in our lives.

    I like listening to people talk about what they are into and it never ceases to amaze me as something always comes up to open the door to share God’s word. I also keep in mind that it is the goodness of God that leads men to repentance (to change their minds). We love Him because He first loved us. That was how it was for me.

    The Bible has really proved God’s existence to me. The deeper you look at it, you realize God IS his word and that the word is God. The subject of the word is Jesus Christ and he was God’s son and paved the way to God’s throne room for us. Almost every time I read the Bible I feel like I’m on the road to Emmaus.

  39. February 18, 2012 9:52 am

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  40. March 7, 2012 9:00 am

    Everyone is a walking testimony. Everyone has a story to share. So, there’s no better way than to share yours. Pray for God to work through you and give you the strength and knowledge and to humble you when you are faced with questions, non believers or the need to speak to someone about Him.

    • Loveday permalink
      November 13, 2013 5:44 am

      Amy
      I have children in my class that wants to know more about God how can I tell them about our Savoir?

  41. katie howard permalink
    June 3, 2012 12:52 am

    i work and i love reading bout the bible but i dnt know to tell people bout god so they can go to heaven let me know what to do ?

  42. bob asey permalink
    October 8, 2012 3:53 am

    i just red all this, and well,
    i dont beleave in god. and i cant just make myself to beleave in him.
    actualy, no one should beleave in him. i dont think he exists….

  43. February 3, 2013 3:17 am

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  44. March 2, 2013 6:16 am

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