Interacting with other faiths is inevitable for every born-again believer. Our heart for the lost compels us, and the abundance of other faiths around us confronts us, sometimes to our face in, even unsolicited, conversation.

It is trendy, even in some parts of Christianity, to promote open dialogue and ongoing conversation with other faiths, and although that sounds good at first, it is often just a mask for never sharing the good news of Jesus who loved us and gave Himself for us to redeem us from all unrighteousness and purify for Himself a people who are zealous for good works (Tit 2:11-15).

Here is a small toolbox of five theological topics that tend to be the most common points of departure from the Truth among the common false faiths. Know what God has said about these, and as you have opportunity to speak to those who do not yet know the true God, steer the conversation to these five topics so they too can escape and be saved (2 Timothy 2:24-26).

View of Scripture
(Inspired & Sufficient)

  • 2 Timothy 3:16-17
  • 2 Peter 1:19-21

View of God
(Love & Just)

  • John 3:16
  • Colossians 3:25
  • 1 John 2:2

View of Jesus
(God, Saviour, & Lord)

  • Colossians 2:9; Hebrews 1:3
  • Matthew 1:21
  • Romans 10:9

View of Salvation
(By grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone)

  • Titus 3:4-7
  • Ephesians 2:1-10

View of After-life
(One judgment day, then either eternal Heaven or eternal Hell)

  • Hebrews 9:27
  • Matthew 25:46

If the above is not believed, then there can be no true worship, for either God is misrepresented, or true salvation is missed. Therefore, for each of the above, know what God has said, and proclaim it to those who do not yet know.