I had a magical evening tonight. I find it so fascinating as I think about it while I now blog. When I first started, I honestly wondered if I’d come up with something every night. Now, I have too many things I want to write about and it’s getting them all in. Tonight though was such a night that I had to write about.
I had a co-worker come to me and suddenly start asking the hard questions. Now I don’t really see them as hard, but they are interesting questions. The questions along the lines of “Isn’t it egotistical for God to make us to worship him?” “Are we really here to worship him?” “Why is there so much suffering in the world?” “Why do we all suffer because one person ate the fruit?”
<> An interesting point in this was the time I started talking about morality and someone else joined in. This was someone who actually said that if I took a live baby and cut it up for the fun of it, then I have done nothing wrong. I took the advice of Greg Koukl at this point and said “Get help.” I was later told Hitler did nothing wrong.
Yes friends. Moral relativism is out there and this is the fruit it is producing.
It is my prayer that my co-worker will really consider all that was said, but I thoroughly enjoyed it as we got to other topics later on of directed panspermia and such. Friends. This is also why apologetics is so important! You can’t just say “have faith and believe.” There are questions that NEED to be answered. Some people do have honest questions that are holding them back. The gospel is never meant to be ignorance of the facts. It is to fully accept all the facts.
What are you going to do when the co-worker has a hard question? Ignore it and tell him to just believe? No. He needs an answer. If you don’t have one, then be honest. A line of “That’s a good question and I really don’t know, but I’ll look it up and do some study and get back to you,” can go a long way. After that, do so, and be sure to return.
<> Friends. Souls are on the line. I know a lot of you may look up to me, but I’m not the only one fighting this battle. You’re fighting it as well. Be prepared.