Hainidni knnuj womqnf. Plnye! How about transubstantiation or prevenient? No? Then how about lol, bff, dk? Now are we speaking the same language? Maybe, maybe not.
Just as Paul chose to learn the thoughts and ways of the Athenians, we too must learn and know the ways of non-believers if we want to be able to reach them for Christ. Now I am not saying we need to become like them or to do the things the do, but we have to be able to relate and to “speak their language”.
Paul realize when he saw their altar to “an unknown god” that they were a spiritual people. Paul knew they were searching for something. A high percentage of people today recognize or believe that there is a god, they just don’t know God. Many non-believers can sense that ‘hole’ in their life that they just can’t seem to fill with stuff or human relationships or… Take courage today in Paul’s words and chose to put them into action: “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”