Answering Objections: Part 2

Dan Lenington on December 9, 2014


1. What do you say when someone tells you they don't believe in God?

Remind this person that just because you don't believe in God doesn't mean He doesn't exist. The denial of a concept doesn't prove it is false. Challenge this person to prove there is no God. This task is impossible since no person has all knowledge, all experience, or can be in all places at once to prove there is no God. At best, a person can only really say that they don't know if there is a God. The true motive for coming to the conclusion that there is no God is so that one will not be accountable to Him. Psalm 14:1 says, "The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good." It is foolish to claim that there is no God. The evidence for God is plentiful, but simply remind him that a building is evidence there is a builder, and a painting is evidence there is a painter. Don't argue, but direct Him back to God's universal moral law, the Ten Commandments, to convince him of his need for a savior. Deep down he already knows there is a God (Rom. 1:20).

2. What do you say when someone says they don't believe the Bible is God's Word, but that it was written by men?

Ask, "If you wrote a letter with a pen, who actually wrote the letter, you or the pen?" Of course you wrote the letter but the pen was the tool you used to do it. The 40 writers of the BIble were simply the tools or instruments God used to put His words into a written form (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:20-21). Remind them that the Bible claims to be the Word of God over 3,800 times. 2 Sam. 23:2; 2 Pet. 1:21 etc. God claims that His Word the Bible is ultimate truth (Num. 23:19; John 17:17; Titus 1:2). Its logical unity is unmatched though written over 2000 years by 40 different writers. It is proven by historical accuracy from archaeology (Dan. 5:1; 2 Kings 3:4-5; Matt. 27:2). It is proven by miraculous prophecy from history (Is. 44:28; Micah 5:2; Dan. 8:5-8; 1 Kings 13:2). It is proven by its scientific accuracy from observation (Is. 40:22; Ecc. 1:7; Ps. 8:8; Acts 17:26; Gen. 1:24-25).

3. What do you say when someone says its narrow-minded to believe that Christianity is the only way since there are many roads to God?

Christians did not make up the claim that Christ is the only way to God. Jesus made this claim in John 14:6, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man cometh unto the Father but by me." If God the Father is the One whose justice must be satisfied, then He alone dictates the terms by which His justice can be satisfied. To say God is narrow minded is simply pride in wanting God to accept whatever we think He should be satisfied with. A more accurate illustration is that only one path leads through the maze of man-made religion to God. The difference between Christianity and all other religions is the difference between grace and works. With grace, God does all the work by sending Christ to pay our sin debt if we will accept it personally. With works, we do the work by trying to appease God's justice with our own efferts. God says its not by works but by grace alone (Eph. 2:8-9; Titus 3:5). Doing good works can't erase the sin we've done. Only Christ as the sinless Son of God has the power to forgive sin (Matt. 9:6).