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Talking to non believers

HeIsRisen2018

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My approach is simple; I talk to everybody, Christian or not, with love and compassion. God loves His children, even those who have not accepted Him; it is not for us to greet non-Christians with hostility - we should respect their current situation and show understanding.
If someone wished to talk about Christianity, I would openly discuss it, however I would not try and force my beliefs onto others; I equally wouldn't like someone else of another faith to force their beliefs onto me.
If one does something silly; they may be judged, this is a natural fact of life - it doesn't matter whether the person is Christian, Muslim, Jewish etc.

Regarding judgement; please refer to the following extract of scripture - I think all Christians try to follow these words.

Matthew 7:2
For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.




I have the exact same approach that you do. :goodpost
 

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I would just say to not assume what a non believer thinks. I have assumed what a particular christian thinks and gotten it wrong. Christians have different theologies and ideas about god that need to be understood before a conversation can really begin. Same for non believers ideas.
 

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I would just say to not assume what a non believer thinks. I have assumed what a particular christian thinks and gotten it wrong. Christians have different theologies and ideas about god that need to be understood before a conversation can really begin. Same for non believers ideas.
This would be true with just about any conversation with anyone. When we make assumptions, we can get into trouble quickly.
 

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You haven't met a Christian that you like then? That sounds pretty sad. There are many people I see that are an inspiration to me. Both Christian and nonchristian. But the Christian one's are sometimes extra inspirational because they've applied bible verses to their life, and have given me something more to live up to and strive for with life and faith.

As for ques, can you rephrase the question? There are ques we see in people in general from intreast and dis-intreast, trustworthiness and caution, to seeing simularities and a potential bond, as well as ques to invoke our sences of wanting to help someone.

Most of these ques are something we learn from experience in life, but a few like recognizing mind games people play, or signs of being abused can be taught to us by others. Unless your asking for specific ques like a social worker looking for signs of a person being abused or being an abuser, in general ques can be anything. One que I see when I'm talking to nonbelievers is a causal manner of disrespect to Christians or to faith in general. They may or may not know I'm Christian, but that que speaks loud and clear that they are not Christian. Or are you asking about something besides ques to recognize who isn't a Christian? If not please rephrase the question.

To my knowledge I haven't convinced anyone to become a Christian. I hope I've encouraged people in their faith, and helped encourage people in their life in general, but who knows the heart of another person to know what our influence has been on them.
I don't think I have either...maybe some kid from Sunday school....

But we still should try...you know:
one tills
one plants
one waters

But God does the growing.

P.S.
Your avatar reminded me of this song:
Jesus can you take the time
To throw a drowning man a line?
Peace on earth
Tell the ones who hear no sound
Whose sons are living in the ground
Peace on earth
No whos or whys
No-one cries like a mother cries
For peace on earth
She never got to say goodbye
To see the color in his eyes
Now he's in the dirt
Peace on earth

Peace on Earth
U2
 

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