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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF DIVINITY Submitted to Professor Jonathan Williams Biblical Studies in Theology Introduction to Apologetics by Donna C. Strickland 10/29/2018
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Introduction Approaching an unbeliever and make this person understand the bible, could be challenging, as we Christians are not here to argue, but to bring the unbelievers to God. To turn them over to Jesus, by accepting him as their Lord and Savior, and eventually, everything will come into play. Sarah, in the story of “Inside and Out” was an unbeliever who believes about freedom, humanity and a desire to fulfill her goals in life. She thinks that the bible is inhumane by commanding her to live in a certain way. She believes that “Christianity dehumanizes by suppressing their ability to make personal choices and to find personal fulfillment in life.” Secular Humanist Sarah has her freedom to believe what she chooses to believe, even if this belief is contrary to the word of God. The strategic way to study an unbeliever is to first, know the history of a person, and that is why it is called “Inside and Out.” – We must start with the unbelievers’ plausibility structure as it was mentioned in the story. We cannot just judge an unbeliever because he or she doesn’t believe in God. As Christians, we should gather our research in a deeper way, for us to understand what this person is going through, and why he or she does not believe in the bible. Sarah also believes that the “sexual ethic of Christianity suppresses basic human desire” to live according to their feelings. Thus, there are many factors that contribute to Sarah’s unbelief, that we Christians must address in a proper way and not a condemning one. It would be appropriate to communicate first, with Sarah in a most effective and humble way possible. Listening to her without objection, would make her feel valued and respected. That a Christian is ready to listen and hear her side. Understanding her family background will be
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