For most people, including many professing Christians, this will sound like a hard question. The number seems to be many, and most people that I ask will start to list many of them, including: Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Catholicism, Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Judaism, Atheism (it is also a religion!), Agnosticism (so is this!), and many others.
Understanding all of this, people will often say that Jesus is a good teacher when asked about Him during witnessing encounters. They often like to “meet on neutral ground” and speak about the love of Jesus and the fact that He says not to judge (which is taken horribly out-of context). But, once I share the Gospel with them, they usually are offended. Why?
According to the world, there are numerous worldviews out there, many of which overlap: evolutionism, naturalism, post-modernism, all of the false religions and cults mentioned above, and Biblical Christianity. The post-modern mindset makes people believe that everyone is right – we can each have our own way to God.
However, according to the Bible, how many worldviews are there?
- “He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad.” (Jesus speaking in Matthew 12:30)
- “Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be.” (Romans 8:7)
- “Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.” (James 4:4)
Professing Christians, there are only 2 worldviews according to the Bible:
- The Biblical God, and
- Everything else (Unbelievers, Hindus, Buddhists, Roman Catholics, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, …)
Ultimately, people that you are witnessing to are trying to avoid the real Jesus. They don't want the conviction of their sin by the law written on their hearts (Romans 2) by the one, true, Creator God that they already know exists (Romans 1:18-22)!
Christians: There are only 2 worldviews. One is correct; the other is not. The Bible that communicates to us a saving knowledge of Jesus – by grace, through faith, in Christ alone – is the same one that speaks of the real Jesus. It is our job to communicate this clearly while we witness.
Exciting News Announcement:
John Eckel and I will soon be publishing a book on Biblical Evangelism. Our preface to the book is as follows:
It has been my objective to write a Biblically sound evangelism book. While many fantastic books exist that teach Biblical evangelism, presuppositional apologetics, and creation apologetics separately, there aren’t any that put everything together into one easy-to apply book. In this book, you will learn how to evangelize properly, using the Law and the Gospel, and to handle the most common objections using presuppositional and creation apologetics.
The book will also address one of the biggest lies today – we will demonstrate why evolution is wrong and why the Christian evolutionist must attempt to serve “two masters” – man and God. In the end, he is only serving man.
Dr. Anthony R. Silvestro, Jr.
I pray that as you progress through the pages of this book, you have a true understanding of why this is such a pivotal issue for a Christian to take a stance on. I also want you to know that we have written this book for one purpose. That is simply, to bring Glory to God!
This issue can often be looked down upon because many are saved without understanding the main issue, which is the way you view scripture. If you can trust the scriptures for the truth on how to get saved, how then can you not trust them when they speak of creation? I pray this helps draw you into a deeper understanding on why it's so important to hold to what God says in and through His Word. His infallible and inerrant word is sharper than any two-edged sword.
The purpose of this book is to teach how a Christian is to evangelize Biblically and to be able to answer the most common objections to the Christian faith – especially those regarding origins and Jesus being the only way. This only happens when we start with the Christian Worldview.
Dr. Anthony R. Silvestro, Jr.
Current research conducted by Britt Beemer (Already Gone / Already Compromised books) shows that 67% of all kids who grow up in Christian homes will leave the church by the time they reach college-age. The research shows that the reason is unanswered questions.
We as Christians are given the charge in 1 Peter 3:15 to “…always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you…” Unfortunately, the church is failing at this. Sunday school is mostly ineffective, and parents and pastors simply aren’t trained in apologetics.
If your church, youth group, Bible study, etc., could benefit from Presuppositional apologetics and/or Biblical (Young-earth) Creation apologetics training, please contact us at the email above. Our ministry provides this training for free - we just ask to take a love offering to help defray travel costs (If any.)