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Give Them Christ
Philip and the Ethiopian Official
Give Them Law
Give Them Grace
The Tax Collector
Give Them a Defense
1 Peter 3:15
Use Discerning Dialogue
Proverbs 9:7 “He who corrects a scoffer gets shame for himself, And he who rebukes a wicked man only harms himself.
The Glory of God
Acts 8:30–31, 35 So Philip ran to him, and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, “Do you understand what you are reading?” 31 And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he asked Philip to come up and sit with him…. Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning at this Scripture, preached Jesus to him.
Acts 17:22–24, 30–31Then Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, “Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious; 23 for as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore, the One whom you worship without knowing, Him I proclaim to you: 24 God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands…. 30 Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, 31 because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.”
Paul on Mars Hill
Luke 18:13 And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’
The Philippian Jailer
Acts 16:29–31, 34 Then he called for a light, ran in, and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas. 30 And he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” 31 So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” 34…and he rejoiced, having believed in God with all his household.
James 4:6 …“God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”
James 4:6 …“God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”
Romans 10:3 For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God.
The Rich Young Ruler
Luke 18:18–21 Now a certain ruler asked Him, saying, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” 19 So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. 20 You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery,’ ‘Do not murder,’ ‘Do not steal,’ ‘Do not bear false witness,’ ‘Honor your father and your mother.’ ” 21 And he said, “All these things I have kept from my youth.”
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;
Proverbs 26:4 Do not answer a fool according to his folly, Lest you also be like him.
"One should not answer a fool’s foolish questions in line with the fool’s mode of reasoning" (J. H. Greenstone, Proverbs, 274).
“According to” is a preposition that means like or as. It can express “resemblance in respect of some attribute, action, character, appearance.”
The phrase “like him” in v. 4 means to agree with him or resemble him. Therefore in responding with like-folly you will either prove his point or stoop to his level of foolishness.
You argue according to their folly (i.e., absurdity) and become like them.
You answer according to their folly (i.e., pride) and become like them.
Proverbs 26:5 Answer a fool according to his folly, Lest he be wise in his own eyes.
Reducing or removing his self-deceptive wisdom removes spiritual barriers to salvation!
We’re partnering with God’s plan. This is one of the functions of God’s word!
1 Corinthians 1:20 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
We’re doing battle against philosophies that are injurious to our faith and the glory of God.
2 Corinthians 10:5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,
2 Thessalonians 2:14 to which He called you by our gospel, for the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Proverbs 14:7 Go from the presence of a foolish man, When you do not perceive in him the lips of knowledge.
Matthew 7:6 “Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.
Mark 6:11 And whoever will not receive you nor hear you, when you depart from there, shake off the dust under your feet as a testimony against them. Assuredly, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!”
Acts 13:45–46, 51–52 But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy; and contradicting and blaspheming, they opposed the things spoken by Paul. 46 Then Paul and Barnabas grew bold and said, “It was necessary that the word of God should be spoken to you first; but since you reject it, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles…. 51But they shook off the dust from their feet against them, and came to Iconium. 52 And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.
Psalm 14:1 The fool has said in his heart,“There is no God.” They are corrupt, They have done abominable works, There is none who does good.
Romans 1:21–23 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.
The Spectrum of People & Approaches
Dr. Voddie Baucham