Former atheist wants believers to have more effective gospel conversations.
“And I pray that the sharing of your faith may promote the knowledge of all the good that is ours in Christ” (Phile. 1:6, RSV). We get to help people who are yet to know Christ to discover all the good that is ours in Christ. In short, we want to help people understand why it is so good to know Him.
Eternal life aside, there are many compelling reasons to be in a relationship with God now, in this life. He never meant that we should go through this life without Him.
Most non-believers wonder why it matters to us that we have this faith in God. What does it do for us? These are very practical and important questions.
Do we have an answer for them?
Each of us has a very personal relationship with God. Yes, God is who He is and never changes. Yet, He relates to us as individuals. Each believer has his or her own experience with God, what we’ve come to know to be true of God.
This is what we can tell non-believers!
One believer might say to a person yet to know Jesus that, “I know that God hears me when I talk to Him, because I see Him answer my prayers all the time.”
Another might say, “When I’m in really confusing situations, and I don’t know what to do, and I don’t know how to approach it, then I go to the Bible. God speaks to me and He gives me exactly the answer I need.”
Another might say, “I know God is real because He freed me from this addiction and gave me a whole new perspective on life.”
When I’ve been at really pivotal decision points in my life, I’ve seen God give amazing clarity and guidance in what I should do. If the other person asks questions, then I have specific examples and evidences to share! This is an authentic, personal message …