Evangelism: A Thematic Analysis

1240 Words 5 Pages
“For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear” (2 Tim 4:3 NIV). How can postmodernists state positively or hold as “true” that there is no absolute truth as someone’s claim (reality) that there is a God? Perhaps this philosophy confuses opinion (as an individual sees things) with a truth. “The hopes that modernity had underscored the triumph of “Reason” and “Science” that many thought would bring in utopia, have failed in almost every respect” (Zacharias, as cited in Carson, 2000, p. 26). Often when new converts to Christianity are asked what prompted their decision they give one …show more content…
Simply put, an evangelizer might use this knowledge of the characteristics of postmodern thinkers to engage them in a good argument that references, for instance, the effects of rebellion in which lines up with biblical doctrine. An evangelizer might take an opportunity to engage the postmodernist in a conversation on emancipation in which the subject could revolve around humans being set free from bondage and or various life influences. The Bible is filled with scripture passages and verses on the subject of bondage (spiritual) and how persons can be truly set …show more content…
Does this mean that truth does not matter after all? Religious relativism is a topic central to postmodernism and university students and the bottom line question is “is Christianity Rational?” (Sire, as cited in Carson, 2000, p. 94). “God is dead” the writings of a German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche have influenced the postmodern mindset. How can apologist evangelists justify Christian belief in the existence of God and the deity and resurrection of Jesus Christ? To make connections with postmodern students without compromising the truth evangelizers need to not assume that the prime reason to believe is rationality. Allow the individuals opportunity to self- reflect in which moves them forward in recognizing it is the truth that is the most fundamental of all human considerations. This method puts forward how truth concerning spiritual matters can be obtained. It makes available a passage from the personal and individual to the objective and shared belief by all members. It clears a path to the Bible as a source of truth. Lastly, it is the central point above all for believing in the Christian faith; a personal encounter with Jesus Christ (Sire, as cited in Carson, 2000, p.

Related Documents

Related Topics