Once you know what people believe you will know where to start building a firm case for a Christian worldview. If you missed the Conversational apologetics post I suggest you read it. It will help you discover what people believe, or what worldview they have. As a disciple of Christ we all know that it is our responsibility to share the Gospel of Jesus with those who ask us about our faith. You may even have the desire to do so, and have been preparing for an opportunity to do so when the chance comes. Where do you start? Should you take a straight path to the cross? Should you share Bible verses with them? While it is never wrong to share the message of the cross with anyone, there may be a few other helpful points to consider as you began building your case for Christianity.
As you talk and ask questions to others about what they believe you will discover what they believe and where they are in the progression above. Then you will know where to start with helping them along the way towards a Biblical worldview. A friend of mine, Chris Sherrod, who teaches apologetics and has been published in several books uses an illustration of a set of pillars to show how the different evidence builds upon more evidence to provide a solid case for Christianity.
Over the next weeks and months we will begin to break down the 4 pillars above and examine the evidence that God has given us.
As always, questions, comments, and discussions are welcome.