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Featured Letter to a Greek Orthodox Church

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by evangelist6589, Apr 18, 2017.

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  1. evangelist6589

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    Many have criticized my writing of letters to false churches. Well then let's have you write one. I will also include some tracts but the letter is what will get read and the tracts may be tossed without ever being read so it's important to write a winning letter.
     
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    Why do you feel compelled to do that? Why don't you take a person or two and use all your energy to disciple them and teach them how to disciple others.
     
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    The Math is amazing on this idea. If someone spent a year or even 2 years investing into a couple of people, and than everyone repeats the process the next 2 years it does not take long to reach more people than handing a track to everyone in Time Square. One could argue that is what God had in mind when He commanded people to "Make Disciples"
     
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    If my math is correct it would only take 21 years to reach the whole world, assuming that everyone discipled 2 unsaved people each year.
     
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    Each one win one, and teach that one to win one.

    Just one convert per person per year would result in over 1 million souls saved and discipled in 20 years.

    And in the end more people in heaven will say "Won by one" than "street preacher" or "tract" when asked what God used to draw them to Christ.

    I like God's way better. :)
     
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    1) how many of the (fill in the number you sent letters to ) have actually contacted you about the letter they received from you
    2) how many of the (fill in the number you sent letters to ) have actually come to church with you
    3) how many of the ( fill in the number you sent letters to ) have actually accepted the Lord.?
    4) how many of the (fill n the number you sent letters to ) have been discipled?
     
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    Some objected to the practice of writing non-Christian institutions to convict the organizations of false doctrine based on how they understood Christ's command to the Church. I don't think these will write letters at all.
     
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    Where can one read the letter you wrote?

    What do you mean by a "false church"? I can think of New Testament references to false brothers, and false teachers. I can find criticism of specific churches. I can see prophecy of a man of sin who sets himself up to be worshipped in "the temple" (i.e. the true church). I can see a threat to "remove" a specific church, one of seven mentioned in Revelation . But I cannot actually find a reference in the New Testament to a "false church". What do you mean by that phrase?
     
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    Evan has posted some of his letters in the past but in this case he is asking us to write the letter. I don't think he will have any respond because we don't believe in writing letters blindly to churches.
     
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    Mark 16:15 says to preach to every creature. If you do not preach to the false teachers then who will?
     
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    Writing a letter is not preaching.
     
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    We witness to people, not organizations. I think your efforts would be better served by getting to know those people and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with them.
     
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    Folks, let him write his letters.

    John-if you expect to be criticized for writing letters, then why do you publicly announce that you're writing letters?

    I think you enjoy the attention, even (especially?) if it's negative.

    You employ the pattern that is known in "fake news" circles as "clickbait"; and on internet message boards as "trolling."
     
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    Go chase .... never mind its best just to ignore you.
     
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    Write letters, you never know how the Lord may use one of them.


    God bless.
     
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    Thanks
     
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    I do write letters to people within the church! How can I get to know them if I do not first initiate a conversation?
     
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    It's a way to preach the gospel to someone that will not hear a cd or open air sermon!
     
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    I am an evangelist first! Disciple making is not my gift so I leave that to others.
     
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    Its not a gift its a command. You don't get to pick and chose the command you follow based on gifting. Besides in no list in the Bible is Discipleship listed, so your excuse has not weight.
     
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