Christianese

This video makes an excellent point: Christian terminology sounds like a different language to non-Christians.  But an issue with this video is that both guys are speaking Christianese.  Why does Jesus want to have a relationship with people?  What does that mean?  Why should others want to have a relationship with Jesus?  Without such explanations, the sharing of the Gospel makes little sense to unbelievers.

Why Jesus helps Christians avoid Christianese and instead communicate the Gospel is a way that resonates with unbelievers in today’s culture.  Check it out in the sidebar.

Is it arrogant to say Jesus is the only way?

Is it arrogant to say that another person’s faith is wrong? If so, then it is arrogant to tell Christians they should not share their faith, for the Christian faith commands believers to do just that (The Great Commission, Matt. 28:19).  

Now Christians can be arrogant, not in stating the truth about salvation, but in their attitude in which they express it. Is it arrogant for Lance Armstrong to state he is the greatest cyclist in history? No, this is a factually accurate statement. But if he gloats about it, then his attitude, not his statement, would be arrogant. If claimed kindly, when Christians say that Jesus that is the only way to heaven, they simply making what they believe to be a factual statement. Either they are sadly wrong or indeed correct. If wrong, the appropriate response is not to get mad but help Christians see the truth. If right, why blame Christians for kindly and correctly stating the truth? The claim that Christians are arrogant for sharing their faith turns out to be selfrefuting, misguided, and hypocritical. 

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