Some people will not be won to Christ when you use the gentle approach. There are times when you will have to be blunt and get straight to the point. A few months ago I had to go in and see my doctor, who believes in the New Age Movement. I mentioned that I had heard she followed New Age teachings. She smiled and acknowledged this. Then I said, “The minute you die, your religion is going to send you straight to Hell.”
The doctor looked at me and said, “Don’t say that. It’s negative.”
I answered, “It doesn’t matter what I say or you say, but what Christ says.” Then I shared the gospel with her. This really made her think. She enjoyed the conversation so much she said she would like to talk with me again another time. How did that happen? Was it my persuasive personality or my intelligence? No. I just told her the truth.
We would be surprised if we realized how many people are searching for real, spiritual truth. If we want to reach them for Christ, we need to give them the truth. Now I wouldn’t recommend bluntly telling everyone you meet they are going to Hell when they die, but I definitely think we ought to give them the complete picture about eternity. They need to know what’s at stake if they don’t put their trust in Christ. Are you willing to risk sounding negative and unloving to tell them?
I know it may be difficult for you to share your faith. But now there are more resources than ever to help you do this. Victory In Grace has plenty of tracts to choose from, along with a helpful how-to guide called the Soul Winning Manual. It will give you great ideas for sharing your faith. You have no excuse for not getting started today. Truth searchers need someone like you to show them the right way to Heaven.
Click here to learn an easy way to share the truth of the gospel with others.
Click here for a list of evangelism resources from Victory In Grace.
Devotional by Dr. James A. Scudder