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Detroit - Eastern Market

Country: United States
State or province: Michigan

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Mark Nemecek

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Religious Plurality

May 23, 2023

After evangelizing on the corner of the farmer's market, I went inside the market sheds to buy some eggs and vegetables. Halfway through the market, I saw some rosaries on a vendor table. I stopped and talked to Bobby, the man behind the table. He also had Muslim tasbih and other beadwork for sale. Bobby definitely believes in a higher power and believes that God is real. However, he adopted contradictory beliefs from Christianity, Islam, and other religions because of different faiths in his family. Bobby believed that Jesus was a real man but didn't necessarily believe that Jesus is God or that one has to be Christian.

I used the "Lord, liar, or lunatic" argument about the Divinity of Christ. I reminded Bobby of two Bible verses: John 6:56, "unless you eat my flesh and drink my blood you have no life within you" as well as John 14:6, "no one comes to the Father except through me." These are very serious claims by Jesus with little or no room for reinterpretation. If these statements are true then Jesus is God, if they are false then He could only be a liar or a lunatic. Bobby acknowledged my argument but it seems like he didn't change his mind at all. Pray that Holy Trinity will enlighten Bobby and lead him to the Truth.

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