After reading "The Gospel Message" article in the Module/Week 4 Reading & Study folder, answer the following questions (250–300 words). These questions are to be answered in separate paragraphs. 1 What are some ways the Christian gospel is perceived in our culture? 2 What are some specific moral reasons people may reject the Christian gospel? 3 What are some specific emotional reasons people may reject the Christian gospel? 4 What are some specific intellectual reasons people may reject the Christian gospel? 5 What can Christians do to address these objections and better communicate the Christian gospel?
1. The Christian gospel is perceived in both positive and negative ways. Some people see the Christian gospel through a Christian worldview and accept it as truth. Our culture views the Christian gospel through a secular worldview. I have heard some secularists say that the word of God is just “false advertising”. Others claim Christianity is a bunch of stuck up people who judge everyone. There are many claims as to why people don’t want to accept Jesus, but most of them are empty logical fallacies.
2. According to our book, there are four specific categories of why people may reject Christ. There are those who have heard the gospel but reject it, those who grew up in a different religion, those who follow another religion, and lastly those who have responded to God’s general revelation and choose to accept him. Three of these views impose moral dilemmas, if you heard of God but choose to reject him then I would venture to say you have been burned by a church or have suffered from some sort of devastation in your life. For those who have a different religion or were born into one it’s obvious why it would be a moral dilemma to leave your current faith. It would be like someone telling us to leave Christianity and follow their religion even though we have been raised Christians our entire lives. Thankfully, the Bible is such a compelling story with...
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