“And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me” (Acts 1:8)
“While I was with you I would forget everything except Jesus Christ.” (1 Cor. 2:2)
“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Rom. 10:9)
“If Christ has not been raise, then your faith is useless.” (1 Cor. 15:17)
One of the great challenges for the Christian who shares his faith is to continually direct the conversation back to the message of the Gospel: Jesus.
Let me be clear, if when sharing your faith you allow your focus to become convincing someone else that homosexuality is sin, that evolution is a lie, that God is not responsible for tragedy, or even that the Bible is without fault…
You are missing the point.
You are putting the cart before the horse.
You are placing the chicken before the egg.
I’d encourage you to consider attempting to re-direct an unbeliever’s questions to what I believe is the most important question that can be asked of Christianity:
Did Jesus rise from the dead?
Either he did, or he didn’t. If Jesus didn’t rise from the dead, then Jesus and the movement he began is a lie. If Jesus did rise from the dead, then you, and I, and everybody else, had better pay attention to both the man and his message. Once I believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that He really, literally, rose from the dead,