A portion from an email that came in today:
"I felt like I was being led to witness to atheists who have posted anti-God videos and comments on youtube. I knew it would be tough but I was not prepared for how tough. I posted a very polite comment on an atheist video and was slammed with hate mail. I was shocked at the viscous personal attacks and profanity that filled my in-box. Their very responses are testimony enough that they are miserable without a relationship with their Creator. This experience has taught me that I am not prepared to do battle with atheists and Satan on that level yet. They’ve made a hobby out of trying to disprove the existence of God where I have not majored on trying to prove He exists. I’m back in the bible and studying hard on how to help spread the gospel to these unhappy people. " Chris
Here's a bit of my response to Chris:
"Did you know that Ray Comfort has a blog that is geared towards reaching atheists?
I think you'll get a lot out of it.
I've had a few atheists on my blog:
Oh and one more thing...
Have you ever heard of Greg Bahnsen?
He wrote a book called "Always Ready".
This book revolutionized the way I evangelize. Of course I use the law and things but this is another tool. It's called "Presuppositional Apologetics." In fact, Mark Spence the Dean of the Biblical School of Evangelism taught on Presuppositional Apologetics at our last Transformed Conference in South Carolina. He spoke on it in place of Kirk. Mark did a tremendous job!
You can read more about Presuppositional Apologetics on the link below. It's essentially another way to defend the faith, especially with skeptics, atheists, relativists, etc.
Presuppositional Apologetics basically help you show the unbeliever/atheist that they can't exist with out borrowing from the biblical worldview in order to make sense of their own worldview. Presuppositional Apologetics show you how to leave the unbeliever standing on the very thing they've been rejecting, namely the Word of God. It shows the unbeliever that they can't make sense of life, right or wrong, good or evil with out borrowing from the biblical worldview.
Hope this makes sense. :-)
So, if there is one book I would recommend you read (aside from all the books Living Waters offers) it's this one, "Always Ready".
The links to Mr. Bahnsen's six part series can be found online:
Greg Bahnsen - Worldviews in Conflict (part 1)
Greg Bahnsen - Worldviews in Conflict (part 2)
Greg Bahnsen - Worldviews in Conflict (part 3)
Greg Bahnsen - Worldviews in Conflict (part 4)
Greg Bahnsen - Worldviews in Conflict (part 5)
Greg Bahnsen - Worldviews in Conflict (part 6)