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On May 5, I posted this. Click on the bottom to find my thoughts…

I belong to The Pocket Testament League, an organization that tries to provide Gospels of John to everyone who asks. It’s been around for a long time and they are doing a good work, but I have a problem with lesson #1 of their “Evangelism Boot Camp” of which I just subscribed. They offer some examples of testimonies that you can share with non-believers that I think are unbiblical . What do you think? I will give my reasons next week.

Here are the examples:

“Before I was a Christian, I tried to fill the void in my life by trying to accumulate money and power. Now Christ has filled that empty space in my life.”

“Before I began to follow Christ, I used alcohol and parties to cover the pain in my life. Now Christ has filled me with complete joy and peace at all times.”

“I used to have an explosive temper, getting angry at the smallest things. After I became a Christian, my life has been filled with real peace and contentment, even when things go wrong.”

To find out the biblical way to reach a sinner, read what some classic teachers had to say:

From Dr. Martin Lloyd Jones: “A gospel which merely says, ‘Come to Jesus’ and offers Him as a Friend, and offers a marvelous new life, without convincing of sin, is not New Testament evangelism. (The essence of evangelism is to start by preaching the Law; and it is because the Law has not been preached that we have had so much superficial evangelism.) True evangelism… must always start by preaching the Law.”

From John Wesley: “The second use [of the Law] is to bring him unto life, unto Christ that he may live. It is true, in performing both these offices, it acts the part of a severe schoolmaster. It drives us by force, rather than draws us by love. And yet love is the spring of all. It is the spirit of love which, by this painful means, tears away our confidence in the flesh, which leaves us no broken reed whereon to trust, and so constrains the sinner, stripped of all to cry out in the bitterness of his soul or groan in the depth of his heart, ‘I give up every plea beside, Lord, I am damned; but thou hast died.'”

-as cited in in “The Way of the Master” by Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron

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