This Is When and How to Tell Someone They Believe a Lie

This Is When and How to Tell Someone They Believe a Lie

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Is it ever okay to tell someone they’ve been deceived and are believing a lie? Greg Koukl answers on the Stand to Reason podcast.

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15 thoughts on “This Is When and How to Tell Someone They Believe a Lie

  1. Shihyu Chu

    All false religions HATE Sola Scriptura…for sake of human authority/imposed power. Not coincidently they also ALL trust their own credentials instead of the GIFT that Jesus offers

    January 8, 2022 at 6:22 am Reply
  2. Shihyu Chu

    J Warner Wallace is great!

    January 8, 2022 at 6:22 am Reply
  3. Theo Skeptomai

    Hello. I am an atheist. I define atheism as suspending any acknowledgement as to the existence of gods until sufficient credible evidence can be presented. My position is that I have no good reason to acknowledge the existence of gods.

    And here is the evidence I must consider when evaluating the claim by theists and as to why I currently hold to such a position.

    1. I personally have never observed a god.
    2. I have never encountered a person whom has claimed to have observed a god.
    3. I know of no accounts of persons claiming to have observed a god that were willing or able to demonstrate or verify their observation for authenticity, accuracy, or validity.
    4. I have never been presented a valid logical argument which also employed sound premises that lead deductively to a conclusion that a god(s) exists.
    5. Of the 46 logical syllogisms I have encountered arguing for the existence of a god(s), I have found all to contain multiple fallacious or unsubstantiated premises.
    6. I have never observed a phenomenon in which the existence of a god was a necessary antecedent for the known or probable explanation for the causation of that phenomenon.
    7. Several proposed (and generally accepted) explanations for observable phenomena that were previously based on the agency of a god(s), have subsequently been replaced with rational, natural explanations, each substantiated with evidence that excluded the agency of a god(s). I have never encountered vice versa.
    8. I have never experienced the presence of a god through intercession of angels, divine revelation, the miraculous act of divinity, or any occurrence of a supernatural event.
    9. Every phenomenon that I have ever observed has emerged from necessary and sufficient antecedents over time without exception. In other words, I have never observed a phenomenon (entity, process, object, event, process, substance, system, or being) that was created ex nihilo – that is instantaneously came into existence by the solitary volition of a deity.
    10. All claims of a supernatural or divine nature that I have encountered have either been refuted to my satisfaction, or do not present as falsifiable.

    ALL of these facts lead me to the only rational conclusion that concurs with the realities I have been presented – and that is the fact that there is no good reason for me to acknowledge the existence of a god.

    I have heard often that atheism is the denial of the Abrahamic god. But denial is the active rejection of a substantiated fact once credible evidence has been presented. Atheism is simply withholding any acknowledgement until sufficient credible evidence is introduced. It is natural, rational, and prudent to be skeptical of unsubstatiated claims, especially extraordinary ones.

    I welcome any cordial response. Peace.

    January 8, 2022 at 6:22 am Reply
  4. Luis Pellicer Collado

    The best way to make a Mormon realize he is wrong is to use "street epistemology". There are several videos about it.

    January 8, 2022 at 6:22 am Reply
  5. Tomas Krukas

    Anybody knows where I can find "test of faith season 1 episode 32" looking for it everywhere on YouTube but unable to find it.

    January 8, 2022 at 6:22 am Reply
  6. English Rose

    Thank you, Greg, for your very wise counsel. God bless you.

    January 8, 2022 at 6:22 am Reply
  7. Moosechuckle

    Read tactic not too long ago, and just downloaded the audio version, so I can get a refresher.

    Tactics is one of my top books..

    January 8, 2022 at 6:22 am Reply
  8. Sonny H

    So insightful. I have been giving people puzzle pieces for a long time hoping they could put it together and see the picture. Knowing what to say and when to say it takes discernment from the Holy Spirit. There's not necessarily a formula to follow because each person is different. Most of the time, people can tell when you care about them and are more likely to listen when they believe you care about them. When we don't take the time to listen to them and we just give them our talking points, it usually comes across in a negative way. It's all so tricky because we are usually limited on time, so we try to be quick and straight forward, . We have to do everything in love and trust God with the results. Knowing when to use tough love has been difficult for me.

    January 8, 2022 at 6:22 am Reply
  9. Jessita Bonita

    As a former new-ager (but now born again reformed Christian) coming from a Mormon dad and a Roman Catholic mom: I really feel for her and understand her zeal for the truth and the conflicting pain that comes from realizing many people who call themselves Christians are actually talking about entirely different Jesus’s than that of the Bible.
    He even said he did not come to bring peace but a sword and that families will be divided because of the Truth!

    Mike Winger has some solid videos teaching on LDS, JW, and RCC, and while they’ve helped me, they’re quite long so this clip was a refreshing reminder on how to conduct a discussion of theological disagreement.

    Also, the idea to preach the gospel without saying words or to just be passively “nice” rather than what the scriptures say to “REPENT and believe,” how will anyone know what to repent from of you avoid pointing it out?!

    January 8, 2022 at 6:22 am Reply
  10. C0110

    She could just think about if it was her. Would she want people telling her that her religion is a lie?

    January 8, 2022 at 6:22 am Reply
  11. Preacher Blair

    God is very clear if you know the truth and you see someone in air then it will be their blood on your hands their sin. The righteous rebuke the wicked if they do not they do not love them as God loves them as Christ loves them as Apostles love them as Angels love it.
    Them that greets his neighbor with a kiss kills him. He that rebukes his neighbor loves him for open rebuke is better than secret Love secret Love is no love at all.
    That's what serpents use to continue their killing I love them I'm just hurting them right now because this this and it's not fidelity.

    January 8, 2022 at 6:22 am Reply
  12. Anno Domini

    Jesus said it 🙏❤️

    Matt 23:33
    Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

    January 8, 2022 at 6:22 am Reply
  13. BigIdeaSeeker

    So interesting that Christians think they are correct, everyone else is wrong, AND they’re perfectly fine telling everyone that. Yet when someone calls a Christian out in their odd belief that a creator of the universe borrowed millennia-old practices from pagan peoples (sacrificial offerings, dwelling in a temple, demands for blood, odd arbitrary laws, and so on) they get in a huff and cry persecution. You guys have got to do better with your empathy and understanding of the broader culture.

    January 8, 2022 at 6:22 am Reply
  14. Daniel Dancer

    wonderful discussion wow

    January 8, 2022 at 6:22 am Reply
  15. Grandadz Forge

    Excellent topic

    January 8, 2022 at 6:22 am Reply

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