7/1/12 Jaime, 26
At my local park there is a lagoon where I found a young man named Jaime fishing. He was open to talking about matters of faith but not overly excited about it because, as he put it, "There is no way we can know what is right or wrong so why bother? I just want to enjoy my life, so whatever happens after it is over, happens." How would you respond to this sort of answer? I responded with several key points. 1.) That if we do indeed have an eternal soul, where it spends eternity should be a top priority, especially compared with our relatively brief time here on earth. 2.) That if there is a God who made us, it would be reasonable to assume that He made us for a purpose and would have no reason to hide that purpose from us; 3.) That we can't rely on man's opinions or imagination to figure God out but that we should expect Him to reveal Himself by an outside authority, which is what Christians believe the Bible to be. While these points may not be the "proof" that a militant atheist claims to require, they are reasonable points that help steer otherwise distracted people into thinking seriously about eternity. Evangelist D.L.Moody claimed that if he could get a person to think seriously about eternity for five minutes, he could lead that person to Christ. Well I did lead Jaime to Christ as I went on to share the Gospel, but whether he has or will respond with repentance and faith is a matter for prayer and the Holy Spirit.