“You turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God.” I Thessalonians 1:9. When Paul addressed the people in Athens, he was grieved by the idolatry in that city. Yet he used the people’s imperfect understanding of God to point them to the God of Scripture. In our increasingly pluralistic world, the people around us may worship a multiplicity of deities. Yet their spiritual journey need not end there. We never know when someone might be moving toward the Kingdom of God. Following the example of Paul, we should respect a person’s religious background, watch for spiritual receptivity, and then point them to the one true God of Scripture.