Many of the words we use to share our faith may be meaningless, too churchy
or clichd to the people we're attempting to reach. In finding alternative ways
to tell about our faith, it's tempting to replace one set of clichs with
another. However, what communicates with one person may be different from what
works with another. For that reason, the following words and the alternatives
listed are only suggestions.
a place in the Bible where it says...
In some cases you may want to avoid using theological words such as
justification or the sovereignty of God. If you pray with a nonbeliever, be
careful how often you address God by name in prayer. In normal speech you
wouldnt continually repeat someones name, but many Christians think it
necessary to mention Gods name after every five words or so. This is
disconcerting to non-Christians. Above all, be real and be normal.
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