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From Tim Keller:

For instance, our typical evangelistic presentations are effective with persons
who assume they should be good. Then the gospel-presenter tries to show them
than they are not good enough they fall short of Gods perfect standards and
therefore they need Jesus to forgive sin and help them do the right thing. This
presentation was quite appropriate for almost everyone in my parents
generation. My parents, who are evangelical Christians, and my in-laws, who are
not at all, had basically the same social and moral values. If you asked them
the questions such as, What do you think about pre-marital sex, or
homosexuality, or pornography? both sets of parents would have answered the
same. They were part of a world in which Christianity was the folk-religion even
if it was not the heart-religion of most people. They believed that the purpose
of life was to be a good person. This world no longer exists everywhere.

On the other hand, if you say to those in my kids generation, You know
you hav…