Apologetics 101: Someone Knocks at your Door
“And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.” Mark 16:15
Easier said than done. Most people do not want to talk about God; it is a tall hurdle to jump over. However, what do you do when people knock on your door and want to share their faith?
I have taken a couple Christian apologetics classes. Apologetics is a branch of theology devoted to the defense of the Christian Faith. Defending not just our doctrines (ex: why is salvation by grace alone?) but also defense in comparison to other religions (why do we believe that Jesus is the Son of God and not another prophet like the Islamic faith?). It is a fascinating study; there is a lot of history, scripture and study of other religions involved. In my head, I had little arguments that I was ready to use…until someone knocked on my door.
Two young missionaries (I am not going to mention their religion because it doesn’t really matter for this story) knocked on my door and wanted to share their faith. It was -5 degrees outside, they had traveled by bike, and were going door to door. I first invited them in because it was so cold outside; I honestly felt bad. The first meeting was short, since I was in a hurry, but I invited them to come back. Since then they have been in my home 4 times. I have learned a lot from our interactions.
If you are ever in that situation, I wanted to share some tips that I hope will help you…
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