Four Thoughts From Non-Christians About Christians (repost from Thom Rainer)


I couldn’t have said this any better myself. This is a great article on perceptions of Christian attitudes, evangelism, and acceptance from Thom Rainer.

Several weeks ago, I wrote a post about how non-Christians perceive Christians. The article was based on an interchange with one non-Christian lady on this blog. I was surprised at the number of responses, including those from a number of non-Christians. I am grateful for all who responded.

A few Christians were concerned that I might be compromising my beliefs and convictions by writing the post. To the contrary, I still hold firmly to the exclusivity of the gospel and the mandate to evangelize. But, while I am convicted about the never-changing message of the gospel, I am concerned how we messengers sometimes treat others who don’t believe as we do.

For now, I have provided four examples of what non-Christians are asking of Christians. They were all comments at different points on my blog. Each section represents a different non-Christian…

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2 thoughts on “Four Thoughts From Non-Christians About Christians (repost from Thom Rainer)”

  1. Good stuff, Kent. It’s not rocket science, but most of us christians can live large chunks of our lives in our own ghettos. I imagine it would be very easy in America, but it can still be done in Australia – go to work in the ‘real world’ but mostly socialise with other christians. If this happens, we easily develop in-group attitudes.

    Having said that, I think the internet creates problems too. In real life I would never go up to someone and launch into some christian argument or explanation, I would talk to the other person as normal human beings do, and I would say something more ‘christian’ if the conversation went that way. But on the internet, I go to a blog or a forum that is about God or atheism or whatever, and I launch straight in, because that’s the topic under discussion. So there is much less opportunity for normal interaction.

    Which means we need to think about how we approach these things.

    1. Good thoughts, Unkle. In fact, I want to pull a part of those thoughts out for an upcoming post. 😉 Thanks as always for your comments.

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