I cannot believe that this video continues to get over a thousand hits a day, but I’m really glad because the Gospel gets preached—three times in a scant four minutes—to my target audience: unbelievers!
- Over 11,000 people have left comments (mostly, really nasty ones, so be warned.)
- 561 likes
- 6,577 dislikes
- I believe the interviewee is still unsaved.
Why would I post a video that makes me look bad? Why am I proud that so many have watched it? Simply put, the Gospel is preached. But I have other reasons:
There is a New Testament principle that God uses the foolish things of the world to shame the wise as part of His plan to bring glory to Himself. I’m very happy to let you know that I am indeed part of that plan…as the foolish thing, of course.
I’ve made nearly one hundred evangelistic videos to date, and for the most part, things have gone pretty well. I try to accurately share my faith by using the Law and the Gospel so that sinners will know how they will be held accountable on Judgment Day when they die (according to the Bible). I want to give them a fighting chance for Heaven.
I am not above putting videos up that make me look bad; I want others to see how things can sometimes go wrong in the evangelistic field. (See my multi-part series called “Evangelism Gone Wrong) But in this video, “Why Christians Don’t Argue with Atheists,” things really went bad. I had a yammering atheist named Ted (not unlike some of the atheists who contribute to this blog, just not as vulgar) who would not, could not—refused—to let me get a word in edge-wise. I stammered, hesitated, and lost my train-of-thought, all the while looking very confused at times—yet still got to declare the Gospel three times to my target audience: unbelievers, most of them atheists!
This is the video God chose to let go semi, kinda-viral and counting.
And that’s just fine with me! Why? Since my target audience is made up of scoffers and mockers and the irreligious, they all get to hear the truth whether they believe it’s the truth or not. Everyone who watches this video will be held accountable. Everyone who sees this can never say ( if they end up in Hell, God forbid!), that they never had a chance to hear the Gospel. (Read my article, “The Most Powerful Christian Argument by clicking here.)
So I’m proud of my my multitudes of dislikes and thumbs down and the comments that deride me as being “the dumbest person I have ever seen” and “a verbatim Ray Comfort knock off” (these are the kinder comments).
As Spurgeon once wrote, “To be laughed at is no great hardship to me. I can delight in scoffs and jeers. Caricatures, lampoons, and slanders are my glory. But that you should turn from your own mercy, this is my sorrow. Spit on me, but, oh, repent! Laugh at me, but, oh, believe in my Master! Make my body as the dirt of the streets, but damn not your own souls!”
Look for a re-post at 300,000!!!