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Why Are My Christian Evidences Sometimes Ineffective? (Video)

Why Are My Christian Evidences Sometimes Ineffective
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Why do some of my best arguments for the existence of God or the truth of Christianity seem to fall on deaf ears? Why are their times when my “case making” seems ineffective? What can I do to communicate the truth of Christianity more effectively?  Detective Jimmy Wallace (J. Warner’s son) tackles these questions as part of his Incarnate Investigation Video Series.

To see more training videos with J. Warner and Jimmy Wallace, visit the YouTube playlist.

For more information about the nature of Biblical faith and a strategy for communicating the truth of Christianity, please read Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith. This book teaches readers four reasonable, evidential characteristics of Christianity and provides a strategy for sharing Christianity with others. The book is accompanied by an eight-session Forensic Faith DVD Set (and Participant’s Guide) to help individuals or small groups examine the evidence and make the case.

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Jimmy Wallace is a detective who holds a BA in Psychology (from UCLA) and an MA in Theology - Applied Apologetics (from Colorado Christian University).



  1. David L

    June 14, 2021 at 10:25 am

    Not everyone is an evangelist, but every Christian is a witness.

  2. Marilyn Scott

    June 14, 2021 at 2:21 pm

    Thank you really encouraged me. I find it hard to witness to a person on the street. But have been doing it on Quora just had three rejections .

  3. Gary Hipp

    June 14, 2021 at 7:32 pm

    I appreciate your desire for apologetics and desire to share. It seems that you are discouraged because you perceive that your evidences are ineffective much of the time. I would like to share with you my thoughts, specifically that the views you are stating begins with a faulty assumption. Assumption: The gospel is the means to salvation and you are necessary to present it in a way that others believe it. Later stated: “God is in control”. If God is in control, he is in control of salvation. If He has not saved an individual, you can have the best presentation using all the facts and talk until you are blue in the face and it won’t make a bit of difference; it will sound foolish to him. (1Cor 2:14) The faulty assumption is that faith saves. Faith does not save, Christ saves. The purpose of the gospel is to bring knowledge to those who have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Regeneration gives the eyes and ears to the spiritual message and it will be received by those saved by God. God saves and we share the good news and it will resonate with the regenerated spirit. Faith is the result of salvation not the cause of it. Knowing that you are not responsible for someone’s salvation will lift a huge burden. The means of salvation is Christ. The means of faith is the gospel. If you are interested, I will be more than happy to share the beauty and intricacies of this view as God gets all the glory.

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