One of the most common questions I get, is "how do I witness to my Pagan/Wiccan friend or relative?" The answer tends to be a bit more complicated than many people like. Most Christians are looking for a technique that will have their friend or relative in church within a couple weeks. The fact is, it's not that simple. Many, not all, pagans and witches have been hurt by the church, or by Christians they have met. A lot of Christians, in attempting to witness to them have ended up alienating them to the cause of Christ. Sometimes, these people have left the church after discovering Wicca, or some form of Paganism, and they are well aware of what Christianity teaches. Most pagans and witches are irritated when Christians attempt to witness to them. While some are aware that Christianity teaches that Christians are to witness to others, they tend to see our evangalism efforts as an attack against them. Many are distrustful, believing that we care less about them as a person, and more about putting a notch in our Bible. They think that to us, they're just another number. As a result, witnessing efforts normally take a large amount of time. At first, the average pagan isn't going to spend as much time listening to what you say as they are going to spend watching what you do. How you live your life as a Christian can make all the difference in how they will respond to what you have to say. So what can you do to be an effective witness? First, treat every pagan as you would like to be treated. Live your life in accordance with God's Word. Pray, and ask God for His help in living your life in a way that others can see Christ in you. Remember that Christ didn't go around bashing people on the head with the Torah, and you shouldn't take your Bible and pound your pagan friend with it. Let God lead in your conversations with your friend. If they seem open to a discussion on religion, talk with them about differences in what the two of you believe. Remember that not all pagans believe alike. If they ask you a question you don't know the answer too, be honest, tell them you don't know, but you can do research together and find the answer. They'll respect you more for that. Be able to take a hint...if you notice that they want to get out of the discussion, move onto something else. Let them know of God's love for them, as well as your love for them. Don't take a holier-than-thou attitude when talking with them. Remember that Jesus was able to sit and talk with your average every-day sinner without making them feel like scum. In fact, Christ attracted sinners through His love for them. Be more like Christ in the way that you love and respect others, without the attitude of a Pharisee. Article written by William C Rogers II (that's me).