A French Atheist Surprised by Christ - Mentoring Letter August 2014

If you are courteous and offer something of substance, sometimes even hardcore atheists will take notice. 

August 1, 2014

Last fall I had an unforgettable conversation with a former French atheist named Guillaume who told me how God found him and what got his attention.  

One particular detail of his story offers an insight you might find helpful as you engage others with the claims of Christ.  

Let’s just call it the “surprise factor.”

His first surprise was discovering that Jesus was smart. Very smart. He handled challenges shrewdly and answered foolishness with wisdom.  

Guillaume had a second surprise. As he read the Gospels, he saw “that this was an historical account. Jesus was a person of history.”

It’s not unusual for critics to be caught by surprise when they find an intelligent case for what they dismissed as simply “faith.” 

If you are courteous and offer something of substance, sometimes even hardcore atheists will take notice.  

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By His grace,

 

Gregory Koukl

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