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You basically have three sub-questions here, so let me attempt to answer them in order. Why do christians have to promote their beliefs to other people? For two principal reasons: because we were commanded to at several different places in the Bible, and as an act of love. The Gospel improves the lives of those who live its principles, and we want to ...


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Evangelism is Christian proselytizing To proselytize means to attempt to convert a person from one religion to another. To evangelize means to proselytize for Christianity.


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Let me put it to you this way: If you saw someone about to walk off a cliff, wouldn't you try to stop them? The question is asking about a Christian's motives, so it's fair to evaluate this from the Christian's point of view. Perhaps the atheist about to walk off the cliff is only trying to reach a ledge just below top of the cliff, but if all the ...


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The UK website for the Alpha Course can be found here. There are others for each country, so use Google to find yours. The Wikipedia entry can also be useful. The Alpha course is extremely popular across the world and in many denominations. It originated in the Church of England, and it is exactly what you expect - an introduction to the core of Christian ...


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Lastly, I assume that Christians respect the laws of logic and therefore their justifications must also follow these laws. Then you're not really going to get very far. Yes, Christians respect the laws of logic, but we do not respect only the laws of logic. The basis of Christian belief isn't grounded in logic, but in testimony, faith and experience. ...


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The formulation of this question is broad as has been noted, but I will answer this as best I can. We justify our beliefs based on a series of foundational beliefs that require faith, but then have logical outcomes and structures that follow. The book of Romans does an excellent job laying out these basics and their implications. As such, I have found that ...


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From the WELS website: If anyone is willing to sit down and talk with us, we'd be happy to explain what we mean and what statements of the Bible are involved...If we find that the other people are ignorant or unaware of the errors in their churches, we would never avoid or refuse to encourage them or possibly even worship with them on occasion. It ...


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Not everything that is true can be logically proven. Think about interpersonal relationships and your feelings for another person. If you contend that all of your feelings for other people can be based on or explained by the laws of logic, I would assume you've never been in love. I can't really speak for other traditions, but the Evangelical Protestant ...


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Christians believe two things (among others): Jesus is the only route to heaven; without him, you go to hell. It's our job to love everyone. If you believe those two things, then you have to try to get everyone to accept Jesus. Letting them go to hell isn't loving them. You might agree or disagree with those two beliefs, but if you want to know more ...


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I could tell you how I justify my belief (and it is based on logic, which is based on assumptions), but it wouldn't provide a universal answer worthy of a StackExchange site. What makes sense to me may resonate with a lot of Christians, or very few, or none. In all honesty, I probably sound like a fool to the majority of people, yet to me, my reason for ...



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