The kinds of questions we hear from friends who are part of another religion are usually very different from those we hear from atheists. So for the challenge this week, we’re going to move away from atheist objections and think about a religious one.
Imagine your LDS (Mormon) friend comes up to you, looking very troubled, and says:
One of the people from your church just told me I’m not a Christian. That doesn’t make any sense. Of course I follow Christ–I’m part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It’s right there in the name. I tried to explain that to him, but it didn’t make any difference. He got a phone call, so he left before I could remind him that Jesus said, “By their fruits ye shall know them.” That’s the test for recognizing Christians right from Jesus himself! And we follow all of his teachings. I just don’t get how that guy could think I’m not a Christian…
You don’t think I’m not a Christian, do you?
There are probably many different directions you could go with this one, so it will be interesting to see what sort of responses you offer. All answers, whether tactical or informational, short or long, are welcome. Brett will be back on Thursday to give his answer and let you know how you did.