Dan and Ralph were running a bit late today, so while I was waiting for them, I partially overheard conversation that two people were having on a seat nearby. They kept mentioning the word 'spiritual'. So after Ralph arrived and we prayed together, we went over to them to offer a tract and start up a conversation. They both mentioned they were Christians. When I asked them how people get to Heaven, the lady said by living a good life, however, the guy corrected her by saying, "No, our good works cannot get us to Heaven, it is only by grace are we saved."
So I asked the gentlemen, what Church do you go to? He said he has been going to many Churches, but currently he is a Mormon elder. So I brought up some critical points of contention with the fellow, such as, "Who is Jesus?", "Do we need to be baptised to be saved?", etc. Some of his responses were in-line with the Bible, while others in-line with the Mormon Church. So on those issues, I presented a Biblical viewpoint. However, the man went very post-modern. He said, "Well that's just your interpretation. There can be many interpretations for a passage." So I said, "I interpret it that way because that is what the text says. There is only one correct interpretation to a text of scripture, but there may be many different applications." The gentleman said, "We could talk about this for hours, but I don't want to." So then we moved on.
I have found that from my experience so far at Redcliffe, the majority of the people I have spoken to are post-modern in their thinking. That said, it is not hard to show why post-modernism is false, however it just seems that this philosophy is abundant here.
Ralph and Dan also had some great conversations with people and many gospel tracts went out. To God be the glory!
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