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What about people who never hear about Jesus?

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“What about people who never hear about Jesus?”

This is one of the most common “objections” people have regarding Christianity.  It’s not really an objection to Christianity as a whole, it’s actually an objection to God’s judgement of mankind.

We Have All Sinned

No matter who the person is, where they live, what their knowledge is about Jesus, we have all sinned.  You, me, your neighbor, and the isolated tribe members in Africa and Asia who have never heard the gospel.  All of us, will stand guilty of crimes against God when we die 1  Sin, is why people stand guilty before God, not their knowledge of Jesus.

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Slavery in The Bible

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Colonial American slavery (which is what usually comes to mind when we hear the word “slavery”) was a sinful, violent, cold, evil practice. Men and women from Africa were kidnapped. Then they were forced into labor with no compensation. They could only dream of being treated as good as the family dog.  They were beaten, raped and murdered.  Many a person who claimed Christ owned slaves during this time, and used verses in the Old Testament to justify it.  Let me be crystal clear on something:

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“One Less God”

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Definition of “atheist”: one who believes that there is no deity Sometimes you will get atheists, who will say something like “We are both atheists.  I just believe in one less god than you”.  The problem with this is that the person either does not understand the definition of an atheist, or is twisting the definition to create an illusion in closeness of position.

An atheist believes that an entire category, or type, of thing(s) does not exist (in this case God/deity) .  A theist (someone who DOES believe in a god in one form or another) is someone who DOES believe that category of thing(s) does in fact exist.  This is a huge separation.  It would be like someone saying “We are both A-Universists (Someone who does not believe in the existence of the universe).  I just happen to believe in one less universe than you.”  It’s an entire category that one person accepts and one denies.  The attempt is to create an illusion of closeness in position, when the fact of the matter is that the theist and atheists are on completely opposite sides of this issue.

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The Power of Podcasts

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I started listening to podcasts back in 2009. I am an auditory learner so it gave me something to wrap my mind around while I was doing household chores, driving or whatever other boring activity I had to do at the time. Fast forward five years and I have just started seminary, and I feel very well prepared for my classes.

The great thing about learning through podcasts like this is that you will be exposed to all sorts of different topics and actually hearing how to engage in conversations with fellow believers on hot topics as well as skeptics. Below is a list of Christian podcasts that I listen to from time to time:

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Why YOU Need To Be Prepared to Answer Skeptics

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Why do I need to be prepared to answer skeptics?

It’s a question some Christians ask themselves, but not nearly often enough.  What’s the big deal?  Why should I personally be prepared to answer challenges to my faith? I mean, how often does it actually come up?

In 2009 two Jehovah’s Witnesses came to my door. They were kind, dedicated and well prepared. I stood there, dumbfounded. I knew that I knew Jesus. I knew I had the truth. I also knew that I had no thoughtful responses for their prepared statements about Jesus and the Bible (I’n my own defense, I had only been a believer for less than two years). I made a commitment that very day, to never be caught flat footed again when I had to answer a skeptic. I determined to know the reasons that we can have for our faith in our God and savior, Jesus Christ.

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