Here’s a post on practical evangelism by Christian scholar Don Johnson.Read the whole thing.
His list of reasons why people often reject Christianity:
- Christians behaving badly
- Disappointment with God
- Weak or absent father
- Social pressure
- Cost of discipleship
- Immorality (especially sexual immorality)And here’s the detail on #6:Of all the motivations and reasons for skepticism that I encounter, immorality is easily the most common. In particular, sexual sin seems to be the largest single factor driving disbelief in our culture. Brant Hanson calls sex “The Big But” because he so often hears this from unbelievers: “’I like Jesus, BUT…’ and the ‘but’ is usually followed, one way or the other, with an objection about the Bible and… sex. People think something’s deeply messed-up with a belief system that says two consenting, unmarried adults should refrain from sex.” In other words, people simply do not want to follow the Christian teaching that sexual intercourse should take place only between and man and woman who are married, so they throw the whole religion out.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Six reasons why people reject Christianity
Six reasons why people reject Christianity « Wintery Knight:
Posted by Donald Sensing