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How do we witness to those who argue what science reports?


Science reports recent Hubble discoveries that show galaxies millions of light years from earth. If the light we see TODAY is from these galaxies, then that means the light left the surface of the galaxies far beyond the existence of the earth due to the distance it travels. We know that light travels 186,000 miles a second and the earth was created in 6 days.  But if the statements are true, then either light must travel faster than the known calculations OR the galaxies are closer to us than what is reported.

For one thing, we don’t know for sure that the speed of light is constant.  Additionally, photons (light particles) have a drag coefficient and are subject to friction so we don’t know that photons travel at the same speed in deep space.

So let’s answer the question, how do we witness to those who argue what science reports?  The answer: in the same way we witness to anyone.  Don’t spend time arguing scientific facts. Turn the conversation to one of spiritual importance. Briefly address the science issues, but then move on.  Don’t let a debate about science direct the conversation or cloud the importance of the gospel message.  Be bold, be kind, and be wise. Share the love of Jesus and tell of His desire to give salvation to any who repent and trust in Him.  Read more: How Can I Effectively Witness?  How Can I Witness if I Don’t Have the Gift of Evangelism? Fear is A Liar – A Witnessing Encounter; Be BOLD or Be Gentle When Witnessing?

Alex McFarland

Alex has preached in over 2,200 churches throughout North America and numerous more internationally. He also speaks at Christian events, conferences, debates, and other venues to teach biblical truths and preach the gospel.

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