Poor and black:

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by mima, May 21, 2006.

  1. mima

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    Do you believe that poor and black among us are more willing to accept the gospel of Lord Jesus Christ?
     
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    Are you kidding?
     
  3. Gina B

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    Of course, and it's because they got more soul. ;)
     
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    If we are basing one's likelihood on accepting the Gospel on one's race...I can't think of a more racist statement than that.
     
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    Why would it matter what color you are?? :confused:
     
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    Probably just as much as the poor and white among us are to accept the Conferate flag and wear white hooded sheets.

    Now does that sound as ridiculous as the OP? Maybe you shoud clarify what you're trying to ask in more detail.
     
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    Something is missing here. How does one respond to a thread like this? All have sinned and fall short. All need salvation.
     
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    That---and God is no respector of men---red, yellow, black & white---regardless---must repent of their sins and receive Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.

    The word from the Word says, though---now that I think about it----Jesus said that it is hard for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom---He said also that it is the rich who fall into temptation and a snare.

    But to answer you question----I don't believe they are any MORE willing that anyone else. I've led men to the Lord who had more money in the bank than they know to do with it----then again on the other hand---I've witnessed to people who didn't have a dime to their name---and turn down salvation's plan---both at the same time!!
     
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    Receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord is a ministry of the Holy Spirit. I'm not understanding what poor and black and 'more willing' has to do with it. If I said yes, they are more willing, then in effect I would be saying that the Holy Spirit is 'more active' among them. My conclusion, then, is that the OP is not logical in the secular, and not based on a scripture which we can consult for the answer. As a followup...:

    Are those who are about to die, whether by natural causes or something else, 'more willing' to cry out to God? Where does the 'more willing' come from? What is the source of 'more willing'?

    I would answer my own question(s), but I have to get ready to go preach at a retirement village, then attend church this evening. Adios. [​IMG]
     
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    WHY NOT? I did over 50 years ago!
     
  11. mima

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    I regret this question was seen as racial. I'm also surprised if this question is the source of comedy for some. All the answers so far would indicate to me that those answering have little or no experience in witnessing on the street.
     
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    I think the key word in mima's question is "willing." He says nothing about the need of the black and poor to be saved. We know that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.

    Here's a thought...It is hard for the well-to-do, no matter what race, to imagine there could be a better place than right here on Earth. After all, they (or should I say "we?") have plenty of good food to eat, housing that is very adequate, nice clothes, a few dollars in our savings, new cars, lots of entertainment, and on the list goes. Many of the poor do not have these things, so it is easy for them to imagine that there is a better place awaiting those who know Jesus as Savior.

    Perhaps the lack of material things make the poor more receptive to the fact that there is a better place awaiting those who are saved.
     
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    I have to admit mima that I don't. After careful study of your question I realized it was not racial for that I am sorry.
     
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    I'm from Detroit. I am white. I love black people. This is a stupid thread. Please close this thread for good.

    In Christ
    Rev. 22:20 -Amen!
     
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    Are the poor white people on the streets being witnessed to as well?
     
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    mima,

    actually the biggest variation Ive seen along these lines has been among the Hispanic culture. They tend to be more willing to take a tract, and often if you can speak Spanish, they are more willing to stop and listen to the gospel.
     
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    can't post here..sorry, I forgot.
     
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    Wow. Sounds like you're prejudiced against people who have a sense of humor. [​IMG] (that's a black person crying, because the humorous person didn't witness to him)
     
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    Mima,

    You claim we have no experience witnessing on the "street". I contend that you have very little meaningful interaction with black people. Black and poor are not synonymous. It is one thing to ask whether the "poor" are more accepting of salvation, but introducing race is in very poor taste and quite offensive. (At least to those of us who actually know something of the black community)

    Bapmom,

    I agree with your assesment, in that, when we show we actually "care" about the person we are witnessing to they are more receptive to us.
     
  20. bapmom

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    While America is indeed a melting pot, it is still a fact that various racial groups have their own subculture with very obvious distinctions. THe Hispanic culture, for example, tends to be more polite with strangers. Thus they will take a tract more readily because they don't want to be rude. When I meet a more "Americanized" spanish person they probably will be more prone to ignore my tract or blow me off. This isn't really about their "race" or skin color, but about the culture they are in. Nor does it mean that I am more or less likely to approach either of them with a tract. We offer it no matter who the person is, and no matter how they are dressed, and no matter what culture they come from.
     

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