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Edward John wrote:

Hi, guys —

I was trying to explain belief in God to the atheist by using the following,

  • Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? (Luke 18:8)

but he replied: I'll obey you when it's convenient for me.

  • Other than my approach, how else do I explain belief in God to an atheist?

Edward

  { Other than my approach, how else do I explain belief in God to an atheist? }

Bob replied:

Edward,

You won't get anywhere that way.

Show him why Jesus is credible, unlike all other so called prophets and holy people, that He started a religion with his Twelve Apostles and that that Church is carrying on today in the Catholic Church.

Point to Jesus' claims and actions. He is a real historical person, verified in history beyond the Bible. He was crucified, died, and rose again. The very essence of Christianity is this belief, so much so that the early Christians were persecuted to their very death without abandoning this conviction. Christianity, in the early years especially, emulated Christ.

So, start with Jesus, but show how He differs and is credible.

Bob Kirby

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