This is a very thoughtful, thorough and clear-headed article from CRN:
An interesting article at the Huffington Post blog entitled, “Please Stop Trying to Convert Me,” written by Penn State University student Remy M. Maisel, offered insight into what may be coursing through the minds of those who are stopped on the street by well-meaning Christians seeking to fulfill the Great Commission. Unfortunately, what may strike the reader as intriguing is not only the hypocrisy of those lost souls who find themselves a target for street evangelism, but also the apparent misdirected endeavors of some of these eager believers.
Maisel describes herself as “culturally Jewish and spiritually agnostic.” She elaborates,
That is to say, I don’t really believe in God — though I won’t really speak in absolutes on that issue — but I identify with the cultural aspects of the Jewish religion and continue to partake in many of the traditions.
She spends the majority of her post lamenting how, where she currently resides in State College, Pennsylvania, it appears to her as though there is a “constant campaign to convert” her. Here is a point which many unsaved individuals fail to note, and that is that the true Christian presenting the true Gospel knows that he can in no way convert any person. All he can do is present the stark reality of man’s lost condition and sin, and then share the amazing news of forgiveness of those sins and salvation through Christ Jesus. It is up to the Holy Spirit to do the convicting and the converting.
The writer goes on to explain her many methods of dodging the various street evangelists as they stand with open Bibles, and as they attempt to hand one to her. Read the rest by clicking here.