Spoiler Alert: I’m preceding the repost of this excellent article with a relatively short blurb of my own. My apology for throwing in my own two cents onto this repost, but it seemed like an opportune time to quickly address something that I personally consider vitally important when witnessing to others.
A LOT of relatively new Christians continue to make the same mistakes that I and many others have made in the past when addressing non-believers, either in face to face discussions or with exchanges on various multi-media social interaction sites. Many years ago Jesus taught me a most valuable lesson that you can read about here if you’d like. We may not realize it but how we frame the information we put out on the Internet or in face to face discussions, plays a large part on how it is received. Generally speaking, when you accuse non-believers that they are in error, they are not receptive and there is a reason for that, if you stop and think about it. Jesus told the Apostles that He would make them fishers of men. Dropping hand grenades over the side of the boat doesn’t generally attract too many live fish. Information that we disseminate to others should be differentiated in tone, dependent upon the different audiences you are addressing. My personal opinion, which may differ from the author below, is that if you are addressing the general public who are comprised of mainly non-believers, what you say and the manner in which you say it should be different from how you disseminate information on what you’d like to share with a group of fellow believers. Short story is, what you say is not only important but how you actually say it is also vitally important.
Once again, my apology for the interruption. Regular programming now resumes.
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Since I have become more interested in evangelism in real life with real life people, I have been thinking quite a bit about talking faith with people who self-identify as atheists. If this is something you struggle with, there are some good tips here and here. First, we must pray for them. When we pray, […]