What To Say To An Atheist
Having a meal all by himself was a guy in his late twenties, dressed in full motorbike leathers. His helmet was on the table next to his meal. To be honest, he looked quite ominous.
I approached him in the usual way and asked him if he would like to watch the www.biblein11.com video on my iphone.
Just before he started, he explained that he was an atheist and politely asked if that disqualified him from watching it.
I said of course not and he proceeded.
He said if it were true he’d go to hell. Then he went on to explain how both his parents were atheists.
But here’s the thing – he had a gentle spirit. He was soft and seemed open.
I drew a diagram for him which I believe helps open atheists up to the possibility of the existence of God. You can see what I drew here He said it was very thought provoking and he couldn’t argue with the logic of its message.
The wonderful thing about my time with this atheist was this – the seed of the gospel has been lovingly and graciously planted and now it’s up to the work of the Holy Spirit to “grow” the seed and bring belief (Mark 4:26-29).
Knowing this there is therefore no need to bash or argue or cajole people into belief. We can can just focus on being loving and caring and gentle and let the Holy Spirit through the gospel do the convicting and converting.
Once again I marveled at how technology has helped us communicate the gospel message. The video capability of an iphone makes evangelism an absolute joy.
No kidding, I noticed that during the 11 minutes this lovely young guy was so glued to the presentation that he didn’t take another bite out of his burger for at least two thirds of the video.
It literally sat there dripping in his hand. That’s the power of the gospel! (Romans 1:16).