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How to Move an Atheist/Agnostic to Study the Bible

A home that is actively sharing Jesus with others is a faith-filled home that is attractive to teenage children. Evangelism is a fruit of a healthy Christian.

Hence the following post:

I recently heard this helpful conversation flow which comes from Becky Pippert author of the classic book on evangelism, Out of the Saltshaker. I think it might be helpful for all of us

Atheist: I don’t believe in God. I’m an atheist.
Christian: Well isn’t that kind of crazy to say that you have searched exhaustively high and low and proven there is no God? Don’t you mean you are an agnostic? In other words, you dont really know if there is a God or not.

Atheist: Yeah, I guess you are right. I am really an agnostic.
Christian: Well are you an open-minded agnostic or close-minded agnostic?

Atheist: What do you mean?
Christian: A close-minded agnostic has no interest in discovering if what he or she believes is right or wrong. An open-minded agnostic is willing to investigate the evidence.

Atheist: What evidence are you talking about?
Christian: Have you ever looked at the primary source documents of Christianity? To really understand Christianity you need to go back to the ancient documents.

Atheist: What are those?
Christian: We are studying those at my house. We will be looking at the ancient biography of Jesus – the letter written by John.

Consider how this conversation flow might equip you to move an “atheist” to consider studying the Bible.