10 Common misconceptions about Christianity and Christians: #4 Christianity is dangerous to society and has ruined many lives

We all know people who have been badly treated by Christians and Christian institutions. When this bad treatment happens to someone close to us it makes us really angry. As Christians we are angry because Christian leaders are not acting at all like Christ. We know they are departing from Jesus’ way of living and leading. We know that God hates to be misrepresented!

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Why should a person consider Christianity? — To live a purpose driven life

Why am I here?

It’s one of the most foundational questions of life, and one of the most intuitive. Something niggles at the back of our consciousness, an awareness that we have a purpose in life, even if we have not found it yet. Many great fiction books tap into this awareness with stories of young people who discover they were born with a great destiny to fulfil. Why do such stories grab the attention of so many readers? Because we understand that things in this world have a reason for being here.

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Why should a person consider Christianity?—We are all broken and only God can bring wholeness!

“How can I help this person in my life really consider Christianity?” You may have asked this question.

I remember asking those very words as I spoke to the woman next to me on a flight to Perth. She had expressed a desire to talk about God, but no matter how I approached the conversation she kept just shutting me down and cutting me off. At first it seemed like she didn’t really want to talk. But every time I went back to my in-flight entertainment, she would interrupt it and start our conversation back up.

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How to answer: difficult questions regarding Christianity

When the Bible talks about Christians being witnesses in the world around them, regarding Jesus Christ, it assumes that people will be asking us questions about our faith in Christ. Peter tells us that we should always be ready to answer those who ask us about the hope we have. Paul talks about how we need wisdom to know how to respond to each person.

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How to answer: How can I believe the Bible when it is so full of errors?

This question is expressed in many different ways. Sometimes a person is genuinely seeking for truth and feels like the Bible we have is far removed from what was originally written. Often the person is aggressively anti-Christian and using this objection as ammunition for their skepticism.

It’s always best to ask a few questions to understand what the real issue is. Ask, “What has given you the idea that the Bible is full of errors?” Their answer gives you a lot of information about where they are coming from. Remember that your goal is not to win an argument, but to lead someone to Christ, so don’t respond argumentatively.

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