Former Harvard Chaplain George Buttrick had students who would come into his office and say, “I don’t believe in God.” His standard reply was: “Sit down and tell me what kind of God you don’t believe in. I probably don’t believe in that God either.”
His point was that the distorted view of God they were rejecting was undoubtedly not the true, biblical view of God at all.
We need to update that strategy.
As in: “Sit down and tell me what kind of God you do believe in. I probably don’t believe in that God at all.”
80% of Americans believe in God. The Pew Research Center recently found out what people mean who say that, and it’s a mess. In short, for many of those who say they believe in God, it’s not the God of the Bible.
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