Flatlander Faith

Apologetics from an Anabaptist perspective

Put down that hammer!

If the only thing in your toolkit is a hammer, it’s surprising how many things look like a nail. -Anonymous

Some Christians are like that: “If you don’t know Jesus, you’re lost!” Pow! “You’re living in sin.” Wham! “You’re on the road to hell!” Smack! “You need Jesus in your life!” Thud!

All true, but I haven’t noticed that such an approach is remarkably successful. People tend to stay out of the range of that flailing hammer. What we need in our toolkit is a low impact tool that doesn’t cause bruising, yet leaves a message that sticks like duct tape.

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