Questions for Evangelism and Christian life

Questions that people have about God or spiritual matters

  1. Does God exist?
  2. What is God like?
  3. Why is God doing this to me?
  4. Why suffering?
  5. What do we expect from God?
  6. Does God know and care about me?
  7. Is the Bible reliable and how can I know that it is reliable?
  8. Can I know God in a person to person way?
  9. How can I have a relationship with God?
  10. Is Jesus the only way to God and heaven?
  11. What are the first foundational Bible truths that I as a Christian should learn so I can be the person God wants me to be?
  12. Others?

Challenges to Christians today

  1. Does God exist and what is he like?
  2. Creation vs evolution—origins.
  3. Authority and inerrancy of the Bible.
  4. Person (humanity, deity) and work (message, miracles, death, resurrection, ascension, present ministry) of Jesus Christ.
  5. What is the gospel and the biblical response to it.
  6. The local church—importance, place of the Bible, leadership, syncretism, music.
  7. The Christian way of life—what, why, how?
  8. Missionary interest, participation, support.
  9. Christians fighting each other.

Basic non biblical worldviews

  1. Naturalism, which is materialism or secular humanism: Atheism, Darwinism, and Socialism-Communism are the main expressions.
  2. Postmodernism, which includes 1) there is no meaning to anything, 2) everything is relative,
  3. Everything is fragmented and unrelated to anything else.
  4. Do it yourself spirituality in which people invent their own religious systems like a spiritual stew including non-Biblical religions such as Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and others.
  5. Corruption of biblical worldview: liberalism (religious, social, political), emergent church, cults, and others.

Four worldview questions. Dr Ravi Zacharias

  1. Origin. Where do we come from?
  2. Meaning. What gives life meaning?
  3. Morality. How do I differentiate between good and evil?
  4. Destiny. What happens to a person when he dies?

The big questions. Dr Stephen Meyer. TrueU. Does God exist? 01.1

  1. Big worldviews.
    • Naturalism-Materialism: Matter is the prime reality
    • Theism: A personal God is the prime reality.
    • Deism: A personal but remote God is the prime reality.
    • Pantheism: An impersonal god is the prime reality.
  2. Diagram
    • Circle is physical reality.
    • Pendulum is the laws of nature.
    • People, animals, mountains, trees
    • Solar system