This Is Apologetics: 30 Questions for Non-Christians

by Joel Settecase

In my last post, I offered four principles for getting started in apologetics. One of those principles was the importance of asking a lot of questions.

Of course, it’s common for Christians to be confronted with questions and objections from non-Christians about the Christian message.  We need to be ready for such questions (1 Peter 3:15). But we also need to be equipped with questions of our own.

After all, we aren’t the only ones presenting a worldview. The atheist, agnostic or skeptic also has a worldview. And like most everyone, there are likely to be aspects of that worldview he or she hasn’t fully thought through.

Encouraging an unbeliever to really examine their own worldview can be a powerful apologetic tool.

Every worldview not fully consistent with the Bible is going to have inconsistencies with itself at some point, and therefore will be found to be false at those points.

Christians believe the biblical worldview, faithfully embraced, is the one that connects a person to God’s forgiveness reconciliation through Jesus Christ. Helping someone to see where their non-biblical worldview has inconsistencies (and therefore potentially helping them come closer to abandoning it and move toward faith in Jesus) is one of the most loving things we can do.

We want to see our friends’ lives transformed and their sins forgiven. If nothing else, though, it may clear the way for further spiritual discussion.

Now, without any further ado, here are 30 questions for atheists, agnostics and skeptics. Christians, feel free to use these in conversation with your unbelieving friends…


This Is Apologetics: 30 Questions for Non-Christians