Friday, April 15, 2005

Best way to evangelize a serious pagan

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7 Comments:

At 3:46 PM, Anonymous Empty Ef said...

Simply love them and share the gospel. Extend your life of radical love and integrity to them, verbally express the gospel and...more cases than not, they will come.

 
At 7:43 AM, Blogger Marsha said...

Over a year and a half ago I heard Hell's Best Kept secret by Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron. It is absolutely fantastic.I highly suggest their Way of the Master program and the School of Biblical Evangelism. Go to livingwaters.com and you can listen to Hell's Best Kept Secret plus alot of other stuff for free. They also sell gospel tracts at a decent price. I tell you a burning has been put in me to reach the lost.

 
At 9:21 AM, Blogger Marsha said...

Here are a few quotes: "Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God, and I care not a straw whether they be clergymen or laymen, such alone will shake the gates of hell and set up the kingdom of God upon earth."- John Wesley "That is the reason we have so many 'mushroom' converts, because their stony ground is not plowed up; they have not got a conviction of the Law;they are stony-ground hearers." - George Whitefield "The chief danger of the 20th century will be religion without the Holy Spirit,Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without regeneration, politics without God, and heaven without hell." - William Booth Before I can preach love, mercy, and grace, I must preach sin,Law, and judgement." - John Wesley

 
At 10:13 AM, Blogger Marsha said...

One more quote: "Grace means nothing to a person who does not know he is sinful and that such sinfulness means he is separated from God and damned. It is therefore pointless to preach grace until the impossible demands of the Law and the reality of guilt before God are preached." - John MacArthur

 
At 11:07 AM, Anonymous Tabatha M. said...

I am a former pagan (Celtic Eclectic if anyone is interested) I prided myself on being able to make it rain during a drought, read my friend's tarot cards and whatnot. The goddess favored me, I thought. I began getting interested in paganism at about 13. At first, it was just kinda cool, then I met some serious pagans who really took their beliefs seriously. They really impacted me to start learning more about the religion. I was a devout pagan for almost 6 years and my husband, having searched for the truth for several years, finally heard from God and now he KNOWS that Christ was the messiah, and died for all our sins. He wanted me to go to church with him, so we would provide a unified front for our children. My church family simply LOVED me, until I couldn't stand it anymore. I knew that they had something I didn't. I was sitting in church one sunday, and the pastor gave an altar call. A little voice inside said "Now is the time, make your choice" I got up, walked to the pastor and declared that Jesus was my saviour, he died on the cross to save me from my sins, and that I believe in his forgiving grace & mercy. All that being said, the ONLY way to bring people to Christ is to WALK the walk. Talking about him, telling others how much he has done for you, none of that works. If your life does not impact others with the LOVE of God, then you will not be a successfull withness for Christ. That means, if you have a pagan come into your church or a gothic teenager walk up to you in the mall, if you don't treat them like they are the most important person in your life at that moment, you have just lost. Don't look at the makeup, don't look at the pentacle they might be wearing, don't look at their clothing, their hairstyles or anything else. Look at them and see someone who is in the same position you once were; lost, searching and going straight to hell. Someone loved you enough to tell you about Jesus, no matter what you were at the time, so do that for others.

 
At 1:50 PM, Blogger D. Aubrey Bryant, Jr. said...

You Xian fundies crack me up. Evangelize a Pagan? I am an ex-Xian, son of a Baptist minister and a minister of the Church of Religious Science. I know more about Christianity and the Bible than most Christian scholars. The most amazing thing I've learned since "shedding the wool" is that Jesus never existed. That pretty much makes Jesus the latest, greatest hypostatization of the ubiquitous solar saviour that has existed since time immemorial. And that makes Christianity nothing more than a modern myth, an insidious meme that has been in existence for the past 1,800 years and kept in place to maintain control over the ignorant, intellectually laze masses. Yes, the Holy Roman Empire sure did a number on humanity. I choose not to be a part of that and there is nothing at all any Xian could do to "save me" from "Hell's Best Kept Secret". LOL!
- DAB, Jr.

 
At 3:58 PM, Blogger Wes said...

I have to pretty much agree with Marsha. The Law has its place in evangelism, no matter who you're witnessing, too. I'm not sure if you've listened to Hell's Best Kept Secret, but at least read Romans 3:19,20, Psalm 19:7, Gal 3:24, and 1 John 3:4. I know you're a fan of John Wesley, so check out his Sermon 34, The Original, Nature, Property, and Use of the Law, particularly point IV. God Bless.

 

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