2.26.2007

Finding Different Plot Lines

I came across an interesting post that deals with the way we present the gospel non-Christians. The author suggests that we may need to take different "plot lines" or starting points when we confront others with the good news. The author points to the fact that in the book of Acts, we can see how Paul used different starting points with the Jews than he did when he spoke to the Gentiles. Check out the article and tell me what you think. But until you take time to read and comment, I'll give you a few of my thoughts:

Ultimately, our aim is to point people to Jesus and the cross--to boldly proclaim with the prophet Isaiah, "Your God reigns" (Is. 52:7). We do this because we want to see God glorified and mankind satisfied in God. Or if we can use the language of the Westminster Shorter Catechism, we want to see men and women live for the end in which they were created: "Man's chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever." So, let us endevour to speak the gospel in ways that will connect and challange those whom we are addressing.

3 comments:

jon said...

Isaiah 52:7 is one of my favorite verses. Testify Eric!

jon said...

You should read Van Til's thesis on the aim of apologetics it's tremendous.

Eric M. Ashley said...

Over the past few weeks I've really been meditating over Isaiah 52:7. That's the verse Paul references in Romans 10 when he talks about the need for the gospel to be carried by beautiful feet.

Did you finish the Van Til book yet? I assume that you've enjoyed reading it.