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I have a special day each year that I set aside to argue with atheists. It’s the only day of the year I’ll argue with them, February 30th.
February 30 or 30 February is a date that does not occur on the Gregorian calendar, where the month of February contains only 28 days, or 29 days in a leap year. ... However, this date did happen once on the Swedish calendar in 1712.I have a special day each year that I set aside to argue with atheists. It’s the only day of the year I’ll argue with them, February 30th.
Great points...If you can also separate them from their heard mentality, they are more easy to reason with.So - continue to ask questions, learn all you can, but please, do not fool yourself that all this is merely coincidence - you do so at ultimate risk....
Yes, proclaim the gospel. However, IMO, any conversation that has to do with Him, can cause the first little seeds to be planted, even with a diehard atheist.Christians aren't called to stump unbelievers, but rather proclaim to them the Gospel of life through the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord.
Debate usually puts the Christian on the enemies turf, dealing with reason, logic, observations, etc.. Not that these things are wrong in and of themselves it's just that the Gospel isn't received through those ways...
Why not use these methods, but under God's power! We are called to reason as God Himself does...Debate usually puts the Christian on the enemies turf, dealing with reason, logic, observations, etc..
If you truly want to challenge your belief system, check out videos by Dr. Sean McDowell. He has debated many atheists. There is also, of course, the debate between William Lane Craig vs. Christopher Hitchens.Hello everybody! I, as you may be able to tell from my username, am an atheist. I, along with a group of people do a weekly podcast on atheism. In accordance with the forum rules, I am not going to promote the podcast. That said, we are interested in hearing the other side of the argument, and so, I would like to hear from you the best arguments you can give defending Christianity, tell me what proves there must be a god beyond a shadow of a doubt. Do your best to provide an argument that will stump an atheist.
I am not here to argue, this is intended as a one sided platform where you can express yourself. I'm also not allowed to respond anyways So with those things in mind, rest assured, I'm looking for a challenge not a conflict.
For an older version, there video versions of Josh (Sean's father), and John Warwick Montgomery- probably the best apologist of the 20th Century.If you truly want to challenge your belief system, check out videos by Dr. Sean McDowell. He has debated many atheists. There is also, of course, the debate between William Lane Craig vs. Christopher Hitchens.
I tend to agree. Bringing someone to the Lord through apologetics is similar to 'bringing spmeone to the Lord', through getting them to recite the sinner's prayer. It must be the Lord's work with or without the aide of such maneuvers.Haven't read down through this very LOOOOOOONG thread so I don't know if this is territory that has been visited or not: Defending the truth is to benefit God's people--it is not for unbelievers. There are NO intellectual arguments that can convince an unbeliever. God, in His word, says, "Not by might, not by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of Heaven's Armies." (Zechariah 4:6) He has, can and will assert His sovereignty over stubborn and rebellious humanity but, He prefers that humans would turn from their wicked ways, confess that they are helpless without His grace and seek His guidance. He sent His Son to lead us. He sends His Holy Spirit to "convict us of sin, righteousness and judgment". This is His ministry of reconciliation. We can choose His gracious gift of redemption and receive His indwelling presence, or we can turn away and be forever damned. No one can force it on us and no one can take it away from us, once having made the choice. A simple, yet profound choice.
Amen. There is only one way to reach the lost--presenting the gospel and praying for them. We pray that the Father would draw them to His Son, that the Holy Spirit would convince them that they are sinners in desperate need of a Saviour and that they would turn from their life of sin and seek His forgiveness. Apologetics--defending the faith, is just that, defending faith. When I argue with atheists, I do so for the sake of believers who may be watching. Evangelism is for the unbelievers in our lives. As we witness about the source of our faith and show our faith through the fruits of His indwelling Spirit, even rank pagans, like Simon Magus in the Book of Acts understood that real faith was powerful and wanted to buy what he saw!!If the goal is to stump a person who considers themselves an aetheist, your time would be better spent tossing pearls before swine.