Reasons to Believe

Back to the Future, Part 11 (of 12)

Effective Christian evangelistic and apologetics encounters depend upon skeptics viewing Christ’s followers as credible witnesses. As bearers of the Gospel, Christians need to be perceived as being genuinely trustworthy in word and deed. Unfortunately, people seldom get a second chance when it comes to credibility.

In eschatology (the study of last or future things), making speculative predictions concerning future biblical events can damage Christian testimony in the eyes of skeptics. Believers must learn to handle the Bible, particularly its difficult areas, with sophistication and care.

As I work on a new book manuscript, I hope you will enjoy this previous article. It explains why it’s important for Christians to interpret prophetic elements of Scripture carefully.


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Subjects: Christian Life

Kenneth R. Samples

I believe deeply that “all truth is God’s truth.” As an RTB scholar I have a great passion to help people understand and see the truth and relevance of Christianity’s truth-claims. Read more about Kenneth Samples.