A little chat about God's existence
Brandon transferred to our Starbucks from out of state, and was a lot of fun to work with. At one point he was a shift supervisor, so he really knew his stuff. As we got to know each other, he discovered that I was a Christian, and we mentioned a number of times that we would like to sit down and talk about spiritual things sometime off the clock. By God’s ordination, I bumped into Brandon at Fiesta Mall. We chatted for a few minutes when I offered to sit down and have that discussion we had been putting off.
So we did.
It turns out that Brandon became an Atheist when he realized one could not prove God’s existence through the sciences. I then shared my testimony: being raised in a Christian family, becoming a Christian at a young age, and reforming much of my theology as I grew older. It was obvious that Brandon had never heard the gospel before, though he says he has many Christian friends (how sad). So we spent some time going over that.
One of the things I emphasized after my overview of the Christian message was that he has gone to such great lengths to suppress the truth of God’s existence, evening calling himself an Atheist. This is further evidence of his sinfulness and depravity.
Approaching this conversation using the Presuppositional Apologetic, I challenged him with the fact that his own worldview cannot explain human dignity, morality or even the sciences. I then pointed him to the Christian worldview, which of course, does consistently explain the world around us.
All in all, it was a successful conversation. Brandon is a wonderful guy, and I will continue to pray for him - that our Lord might be merciful toward him and grant to him saving faith.
Happy almost Friday,
The Rusted One