Continuing on … {tentative thoughts…} finish later

I commented on this post at Apologetics315.com~~~> Why Telling Your Story is Not the Best Way to Share The Gospel by Leslie Keeney – The Ruthless Monk (her website) -who is up in the G-school at Liberty U. Great place.. I was up there recently to drop off a friend of mine.

Here I am processing further what I said in a comment in the above post:

.. cut …All methods are less than best or the worst way provided they … cut…

I think that’s why it says “He who wins souls is wise” (Proverbs 11:30). This person knows how to match method to context. He understands context context context on a macro and micro level. How you go at it in Mali may be quite different than how you go at it in Mongolia.  How you go at it with John may be quite different from how you go at it with Jane.

Now this may cause some folks to despair. They may say “I cant be expected to know how to act and talk in every culture out there. I can be expected to know how to respond to every John or Jane or Jairam out there. There are as many contexts as there are people. What do I do? I want to be a soul winner, not a soul loser.”

In the end remember – its the Holy Spirit who converts – not you. You do the best that you can do, getting the Gospel faithfully out there in your presentation and you also pray real hard. You do your best also to handle whatever questions arise.  Grace will abound. If grace abounds when sin is present, then how much more when mistakes and error are present.  The Holy Spirit will work with what you have said. In the end it is His work – not ours. God bears the primary and heavy duty burden in Evangelism, not us.

Scratch-work Evangelism…

I heard someone say that going door to door was a bad way to do evangelism.  I also heard someone else say that all ways or methods were good. It was all good. So what gives…

(1) All methods/ways work if they are used in a context appropriate to the method and if the Holy Spirit blesses the encounter.

(2) All methods/ways work if they are used in a context inappropriate to the method and if the Holy Spirit blesses the encounter.

(3) All methods/ways fail if they are used in a context appropriate to the method and if the Holy Spirit does not blesses the encounter.

(4) All methods/ways fail if they are used in a context inappropriate to the method and if the Holy Spirit does not blesses the encounter.

~ Think through later…

~ parts/whole fallacy…

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