In a recent poll, half of Millennials who consider themselves practicing Christians agreed with this statement: “It is wrong to share one’s personal beliefs with someone of a different faith in hopes that they will one day share the same faith.”
Though polling is always subjective and (as we discuss on this episode) this statement may refer more to methods of evangelism rather than the morality of sharing the gospel, this is a troubling development. If younger Christians believe that the Great Commission isn’t just inconvenient but is actually wrong in a plural society, we have a major problem!
So, how did we get here and how do we evangelize younger Christians on evangelism? How do we champion the necessity and, well, morality of sharing the Gospel with our neighbors? That’s the topic of my conversation with apologist and thinker Ben Schettler.
In part 2 of this conversation, we address the trend of moral relativism and the following three talking points about Christ’s exclusive claim in a pluralistic world:
- We all make exclusive claims.
- Exclusive claims can’t all be true
- Exactly Christ’s exclusive claim is needed these days
- A powerful audio clip of people struggling with the question, “How do you define right and wrong?”
- A great story about the Orlando airport and Disney World.
- Great quote by Ben: “We think that it is somehow better to be in a world that uphold people’s delusions when something greater is waiting around the corner.”
- It is loving to make an exclusive claim when that exclusive claim is true.
- In trying to move people to an admission that absolutes and morality exist, ask questions about murder and rape (think #MeToo).
- The developing argument concerning the mutliverse theory and the belief that we are living in a grand computer simulation.
- The concept of the “non-oppressive absolute”
- The “Big Four” that logically demonstrates the need for faith.
- “Reason is the vehicle, which, if driven correctly, takes us to the door of faith.” -Peter Kreeft
- Who are you going to engage with the Gospel?