Which is the right way? The "Jesus loves you" approach? Or the "Hey, ever told a lie?" Ray Comfort styled approach? Or the "Repent!!!" John the baptist approach? Does anyone of you know Nicky Cruz? He used to be a leader of a gang in New York and got converted when David Wilkerson came to New York. Cruz has a very powerful testimony, it's amazing. Wilkerson was a preacher from the country and came to New York after he read an article about gangs in New York. He tried to reach Nicky and his gang but Nicky rejected him and even beat him in the face and Wilkerson kept telling him that Jesus loves him but Cruz didn't want to hear this and then Wilkerson prayed for Cruz in the basement surrounded by Cruz and his gang members and they were so touched by the prayer that they all converted. It's not a question that God supernaturally touched those people and that Wilkerson really had a mission from God. Because such a scenario is very unlikely. It would have been much more likely for Wilkerson to be killed by the gang. Anyway, but what got me thinking is the question which approach is the right one. If Wilkerson had come to Nicky and told him: Hey Nicky! You gotta repent, you're going to hell! Then he would most likely have ended up with a knife in his back. Or if he had come to Nicky and tried to reason with him and explain him that he is lost then he would most likely also have freaked out. But the message that Jesus loves him seemed to be exactly what this guy needed. But today most preachers speak against this message and say that it's not biblical. The "Jesus loves you" message isn't a guarantee for a convert because not everybody who is told that Jesus loves him also converts, but I wonder what is better. Telling a person that she is going to hell or telling a person that Jesus loves her.