Much better time out witnessing today..

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  1. evangelist6589

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    Today I tried something I have not done in a long time and that was not to use the WOTM good person test with every person as I always do. I like this approach, however it has gotten me cussed out, chewed out, and many walls have been made due to it. So what I tried to do was to use a more conversation style and just chat with people and use EVIDENCES and reason to challenge people and plead for their salvation and it worked. RC Sproul would refer to this as Classical Apologetics.

    Dialoguing with a Atheist/Secular Humanist whom are often impossible to reason with, and for the record do not believe the Bible or the 10 Commandments. She held a view but could not back it up with arguments, so I used a variety of evidences from a certain gospel tract geared at this which puzzled her, and then the argument that silenced her was my buddy the Wood Frog of Alaska.

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    How can evolution or random chance explain away the miracle of this creature whom can freeze himself and come to life some months later? She had no answer for this one and was silenced.

    I also had a long chat with a individual whom had somewhat of a biblical foundation, but did not see any fault in Mormonism. He was much easier to reason with than a secular humanist/PostModernist. I also chatted with a polytheist female and I started of with God's love for her (as DL Moody would do) but then went into sin and she was open to conversation with me, and had no walls.

    Also a Christian Science man was much more responsive to my arguments for Biblical Christianity as I showed him love and kindness, and did not go into the Good person test, and he seriously was looking for answers and also started to question his Christian Science background.

    When I did open air preaching I did not preach "that only the elect would hear my message" as that would be divisive for my Arminian brothers, and would not leave people with hope. There are numerous cults, and other religions in Denver, and these in house Christian debates such CAL vs. Armin, Bible prophecy, and Bible Translations are not worth it in an evangelistic environment.

    So I think there is a place for the WOTM 10 Commandments approach, however perhaps its not best to always use the Good Person test with every single person I meet and make no attempt at evangelizing the intellect.
     
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  2. Jordan Kurecki

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    The Carnal Mind is at enmity with God.

    Paul said that he preached in the power of the gospel, and not with the wisdom of man, in fact Paul references this idea plenty of times..

    An Intellectual has built up intellectual walls to keep God out,

    Stick with appealing to the conscience through the use of the Law, The Law brings awareness of sin, which is what the Holy Ghost can use to bring conviction, which can bring repentance unto life.

    Intellect doesn't win people, the conviction of sin is what causes people to come to Jesus.

    I was once the proud intellectual type. it wasn't the intellectual arguments that won me, it was my conscience and the preaching of the cross.
     
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    It was an experiment but I needed a break from getting cussed out, chewed out, and blasted for preaching against peoples sin and wickedness. But you know thats what I have been called to do is to preach repentance as Jonah did.
     
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    I also use the 10 commandments approach of "Are you a good person"

    I have never been blasted or cussed out, Of course my witnessing is usually more of a one on one approach,

    Lately I have been using this approach:

    I take a 10 dollar bill and go up to a group of teenagers and I ask if anyone would like to win 10 dollars, then I tell them they must pass the are you a good person test.. of course you know the rest..

    I've found this method effective in getting people to listen to the Gospel.

    Don't worry about people cussing you out. blessed are ye when men shall persecute you and say all manor of evil against you..

    Great is your reward in heaven.

    Count it a privilege to be cussed out for the Gospel, really I wish someone would cuss me out for the sake of the Gospel, not that I wish anyone to reject the Gospel, but you know what I mean.
     
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    I've found that people like to tell you what they believe, and need to repent of, if you give em the opportunity first.
    Then you offer to show them what God says.

    Works for me.
     
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    Very good Jordan a great idea.


     
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    Did anyone notice my buddy the Alaskan wood Frog I posted?
     
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    Yes, I did. She apparently does not know a whole lot about evolution as she did not know the obvious answer that a knowledgeable believer in evolution wold have given ..... adaptation to its environment. Frogs in adapting to their various environments show various adaptations. Where I live they bury themselves in the mud and hibernate. To me that is as much of a miracle as hibernating while frozen. The same with the bacteria, fungi and other organisms that live in volcanoes ... adaptation to their environment.

    God is great!

     

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