Was out open air preaching yesterday and a couple of times I attracted a small crowd of skeptics whom either stood to listen to me, challenged me, or heckled me across the street. I usually do not answer atheists as I believe in the power of the Bible alone and the Holy Spirit to bring people to salvation and therefore just bring them to the 10 commandments to show them their need for a savior. Also since I find them blind I dont believe even if I did go to evidences would they listen. However on rare occasion do I do this and have some Josh McDowell, and Mark Cahill materials to pass out. Such objections may get a skeptic to think which is the goal. However most of the time they are not honest skeptics, just looking for a way and a reason to debate and politicize their agenda. One unbeliever even commended me because I had treated him with more grace than some other open air preachers whom just condemned and pointed fingers. Sin must be addressed, as well as God's judgment, and the Holiness of God, however sinners must repent of their sins, but only the HS can bring about this conversion, and only God knows whom the true elect are. He prepares the hearts for salvation and only expects people to preach the word. I imagine sometimes a honest skeptic could use evidences, but only if honest and willing to read books which I usually find rare. So how do you answer skeptics? How do you treat them? Have you ever met a skeptic interested in reading a apologetics book?