--> There are numerous ethical issues that divide American citizens today ranging from abortion, embryonic stem cell research, same-sex marriage, gender, homosexuality, religion in the public square and so forth. Unfortunately, there does not seem to be any consensus among theologically conservative Christians on how to engage with secular friends in the public square on these issues as well as with fellow believers who affirm these practices and beliefs as permissible.
--> By theologically conservative believers, I mean those that affirm the following: (1) Abortion is unjust killing of innocent human life (2) Marriage is exclusively a male-female bond (3) It is wrong to destroy human embryos for research purposes (4) Homosexual activity is immoral (5) Holy Scripture is authoritative for believers in guiding their lives, and so forth.
--> I want to make two suggestions for conservative believers based on two important theological tenets of the faith: (1) All humans bear the image of God and (2) All Truth is God’s truth. I want to suggest that believers ought to be more creative in their efforts to persuade their secular friends and fellow brothers and sisters in Christ particularly using arguments that do not depend on Scripture. I will consider an objection and then make some closing remarks.
All Humans Bear God's Image
All Truth is God's truth