Evangelizing Postmoderns in a Postmodern generation

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by evangelist6589, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. evangelist6589

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    I went out witnessing tonight and passed out 500+ tracts. Unfortunately did not get a chance to do some open air preaching, however I did have a chat with a devout Catholic named Luke. I used the law and he kept on trying to bypass it and make a intellectual argument that modern Bible translations are corrupted and only those who know Greek can get saved. But he would not take a Josh MacDowell book if I gave him one. There are plenty of apologetic evidence in books, but problem is many do not like books. Well I have DVD's and audio CD's that provide evidences, but still the blind will believe a lie, and continue to learn, but never able to come to the truth (2 Tim 3:17).

    Its so sad that these postmodern types base their hope on their feelings and emotions and not on absolute truth. It sure takes allot of faith to be a skeptic! Skeptics that get on a airplanes surely must believe in gravity, because if they do not they should jump out without a parachute! Has any of you ever witnessed to a postmodernist? They sure are tough cookies. I am finding that 9.9 out of 10 people I witness to are of this frame of mind. I am not finding a whole lot of cult groups in my area as the cults are from a different time period from the modernist era.


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    It is the same message in any generation, repentance towards God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. There will just be some generations less likely to receive it.
     
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    The hardest part about witnessing to postmoderns is they will almost always answer any question with, "that isn't true for me". But this is the same story as it always has been, they have hard hearts and run from truth because they don't want to answer to an all powerful God. Now they have devised an easy one liner to escape any guilt. The devil is really slick.
     
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    Declaring the Gospel is the biblical method of evangelism. While it's helpful to understand your audience the core of your message should always been the same: repent and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. The evangelist' trust is in the power of God to convert the soul. Knowing this, the evangelist is not concerned with the recalcitrance of his audience. The same Gospel that saved 2000 years ago is the same Gospel that saves today.
     
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    Yeah they are not interested in truth. 99% of the time when they ask me a complex question and I ask for their email to get back to them, they are not interested and make up some absurd argument like I have to know these complex apologetic arguments off the top of my head, and if I do not know them I am not equipped for evangelism. Well some camps and some evangelism books would agree, but I disagree. I am not aiming for the intellect but for the conscience.

    The only person that offered their address, I mailed a Mark Cahill book called "One Heartbeat away." Its a good starters into apologetics and for more detail there are numerous Josh MacDowell books available.
     
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    Amen!! Yeah I do not know these complex apologetic arguments off the top of my head. I can always recommend books from Josh McDowell, Norm Geisler, Lee Strobel, Ravi Zachiaris, etc.. But 99% of the skeptics are not interested in truth. They just are interested in airing their opinion.
     

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