I need your help.
Before I explain, let me give you a brief backstory…
I was on social media the other day, and came across a conversation between a few self-proclaimed atheists, and a person who professed to be a Christian.
The conversation took a turn for the worse when the ‘Christian’ claimed that without Christ there is no love. I cringed as he went on to tell the other individual that he was incapable of loving, even his own child, apart from Christ. He went as far as to claim that this man would surely never die for anyone, not even his son.
I am not usually one to get into debates with people who do not seem to be ‘open’ to exploring matters of faith, but I felt led to interject. I commented, “This saddens me. Of course, you love your son. We are all made in God’s image, with the capacity to love.”
The man agreed that it was very sad, but then went on say that Jesus was a myth. I responded that Jesus was most certainly not a myth, and that most atheists would agree. He asked if I had any evidence, and I suggested the book, “The Case for Christ”. This man said that he was not willing to read the book, but would listen if I wished to share any evidence of the existence of God.
Wow, do you see how quickly that escalated? How are we, as Christians, to respond to such a demand for evidence?
My human instinct tells me that this is a waste of time – that the man is not really investigating the faith, only looking to shoot down whatever I have to say, but I sensed God reminding me of His words…
Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.
1 Peter 3:15 (NIV)
I asked this man if he was honestly interested in reading a different perspective, and he said that he was.
In my own strength, this task is impossible, but I choose to believe that in Christ all things are possible and no one is beyond God’s redeeming power.
This is where you come in…
Would you please pray for a miracle in this man’s life – that his heart would be softened to the things of God, and that the Holy Spirit would transform his life in a mighty way.
Also, if you have any suggestions about sources to point him to, or for me to look at, please share in the comments below.
Would you consider sharing this need with others and encouraging them to pray? Let us raise up a mighty prayer covering over these conversations of faith – this is a spiritual battle friends, and the need is great!
The man’s name is Jeffrey. The fact that Jeffrey strongly opposes the very existence of God does not worry our heavenly Father, nor does it lessen the fullness of His affection for this man.
Will you join me in praying for this man’s salvation?
May God richly bless you for your willingness to invest in one man’s eternity,