In the first segment, we’re joined by Jay Seegert of the Creation Education Center, showing us how we can reach the lost the same way the Apostle Paul did at Mars Hill–by using logic to prove the Word of God is truth.
Here’s a brief look at what we discuss with Jay Seegert:
Defending the Christian Faith – “By the Book”
Why Evangelize? If we love Jesus Christ, we will be compelled and will want to share the gospel, plus – we are commanded to do so. As Paul said, “Woe to me if I do not share the gospel.” (1 Cor. 9:16)
The Message is the gospel (John 3:16, Romans 10:8-10, Eph. 2:8, 2 Cor. 5:17) and we sometimes overcomplicate it. It is important to clearly define the Gospel and warn against using well-meaning phrases such as “invite Jesus in your heart”, etc.)
The Audience; unbelievers, the natural man
Spiritually blinded (II Cor 4:4)
does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God… (I Cor 2:14)
considers them foolishness… (I Cor 2:14)
cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit. (I Cor 2:14)
they suppress the truth by their wickedness (Rom 1:18)
Grace & Truth are both needed (not just truth!)
Don’t rant and rave! (bullhorn effect)
We don’t need to prove God’s existence or defend the Bible.
o They already know God exists… (Rom 1)
o God’s Word defends itself… we need to defend why we choose to believe it!
o God’s Word won’t return void (Isaiah 55:11)
Avoid “machine gun” approach (lots of questions, one after another)… keep focused
Qualify their questions… which are the most important issues to them.
Stick with the “big picture”
Then, in our final segment:
Most of us know Islam and Christianity are mutually exclusive in their claims, but many think we worship the same God. (We’ve been over this a few times before!) Is every person on earth a child of God? Are we all going to heaven regardless of what we believe?
In his final year as President many are wondering what Barack Obama will seek to leave as his lasting legacy. We have Obamacare, trillions more in debt, a weakened military, record levels of welfare, homosexual marriage–what’s left? How about a full court press to convince people that Islam is a religion of peace?
In our final segment today, we cover the controversial remarks the President made this week in his speech at a Baltimore Mosque with direct connections to Islamic terrorist organizations. Why the half-truths, exaggerations, and propaganda? And why are so many folks lacking in discernment and ignorant of the truth? It is yet another sign of the times…