Removing Three Major Stumbling Blocks for Pre-Christians
by Marilyn Tyner
One of the top roles of Christian apologists is to answer searchers’ questions regarding the blessed hope that lies within us (1 Peter 3:15). During our conversations with unbelievers, their comments will sometimes reveal major misunderstandings about Christianity. If we remove those stumbling blocks by offering effective and truthful explanations, more pre-Christians will journey toward the cross—no longer discouraged or deceived.
In my own life, a major misconception about Christianity trapped me behind a spiritual block wall for years. It left me ineligible to enter heaven or embrace my Savior on earth.
People’s mistaken beliefs often result from human tendencies, assumptions, and desires. For we think much differently than our omniscient God does (Isa. 55:8–9). And in our natural state, without the Holy Spirit in our hearts, we cannot understand spiritual matters (1 Cor. 2:14).
Here are three major misconceptions about Christianity that immobilize countless unbelievers. They are followed by key Bible teachings…