Three Valid Approaches
- Beauty and design in the natural order eg Ps 19:1, Rom 1:19-20
- Inner awareness eg Acts 17:27, Rom 2:15
- God has revealed himself in Jesus Christ eg Col 1:13-15
Three Different Sets of Objections
Genesis v Evolution
The problems of suffering and evil
The world's religions
Isn't it all psychological?
Relativism and the nature of truth and morals
- Jesus Christ
The reliability of the Gospels
The Basic Answer?
Head for the heart of the Gospel - talk about Jesus!
- Beauty and design in the natural order
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities - his eternal power and divine nature - have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
- Inner awareness
God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.
since they show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts now accusing, now even defending them.
- God has revealed himself in Jesus Christ
For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.