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May 22, 2017 at 13:00
Good mornin to ya Wally
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May 22, 2017 at 13:16
Hi Lee, how’s it going?
May 22, 2017 at 13:26
I’m just havin fun installin some niceness on you.
May 22, 2017 at 13:37
Works for me!
May 22, 2017 at 13:41
God gives me niceness to share with Wally.
His niceness is visited upon you. 😃
May 22, 2017 at 13:54
I was just talking about this very thing with someone just yesterday
May 22, 2017 at 13:57
Sadly, it seems to be an issue with some folks.
May 22, 2017 at 14:43
Sure is. Fear, I think, is the main reason.
May 22, 2017 at 15:43
I agree, but I also think sometimes we make value judgments about who “deserves” to be told and who does not.
May 22, 2017 at 19:56
I suppose this probably happens sometimes. If so, it’s incredibly sad.
May 22, 2017 at 17:42
Lately I been experiencing a sense of urgency to share our faith before is too late. The world is getting darker, thousands go to a lost eternity everyday.
During my lunch walk yesterday, I noticed the JW’s passionately sharing their satanic lies, their deception. My heart cried out to the Lord, to give us, His church, a burning desire to become “fishers of men”
Thanks for posting
May 22, 2017 at 17:47
Hi Cristina, thanks for that. I loved what you said about feeling a sense of urgency. Yes, the ones teaching untruth are very busy. One day I was driving by a Kingdom Hall of the JWs and noticed there must have been 20 cars in their parking lot. Meaning 10 pairs of people were out visiting and knocking on doors. It was rather convicting, to tell the truth. Thanks for that thought and for visiting.
May 22, 2017 at 17:53
I agree some people do not want to hear about God because they are not able to make a commitment either way because it may turn out they were wrong and that could be associated with the fear of being wrong or ending up in hell.
I find that is the same with certain Christian sites I comment on. They delete my comments without an answer due I believe to the fear of having to face a certain issue I have mentioned that challenges the doctrine. I have never sworn or cursed, therefore this appears to be the most logical conclusion.
May 22, 2017 at 17:59
Just out of curiosity, do you actually know what the thought of this post meant? I think if you actually understood it, you might have made an entirely different comment. So, that might have something to do with why people delete your comments, as you say really random things, totally unrelated to the actual post, and it seems you don’t even read, but only take any chance to launch nonsensical attacks.
So, maybe you could share what you think the teaching of this post actually was, and then we could discuss it? If you misunderstood, I will gladly share what the teaching here actually was.
Hint. Your comment has NOTHING to to with the post. On the other hand, the fact that I am willing to bother answering you and not delete your comment has EVERYTHING to do with it.
So, let’s get back on track. What did you think was even expressed in this post?
May 23, 2017 at 08:10
OK Wally very true I got it wrong. I was in to much of a hurry this morning and misunderstood what the post was about.
The fear of approaching people to promote your religion I understand is the issue. If I may have an opinion on this? Many people are very conservative about approaching strangers or even their neighbours regardless of what the issue may be, and unless you have the personality and courage it will always be a struggle for the average person.
Notwithstanding the fact that pushing religious beliefs onto strangers must be one of the most controversial issues there are considering the social conventions of today. As people’s reactions can be unpredictable from welcoming to overwhelming abuse, therefore, I personally do not blame them for being fearful.
May 23, 2017 at 08:34
No, fear of approaching people is not the teaching of this post, Steve. You have missed it entirely. This has nothing to to with anybody being scared to share the Gospel. Nothing. I know you really want it to be, because then you can share all the reasons why we should be, then tell me why we should shut up. LOL
No. This is actually a rebuke to those who make value judgements about who they share the Gospel with based on what they perceive to be the worthiness of said person.
The teaching here is that ALL deserved to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ, no matter who they are, what they have done, or anything else. No matter WHAT we may think of the deeds of their life, the Gospel and full forgiveness is available to them, and it is not our place to make that judgement.
That, incidentally, includes you Steve.
May 24, 2017 at 00:18
To tell the truth Wally I thought everybody and anybody was a target for evangelisation. I had no idea they were picking only those that they perceive to be of worthiness. So, what is the fear about in the comments? They must mean fear of rejection as much as anything, so I must have been partly right😊
May 24, 2017 at 05:44
No Steve, you are not partly right. No fear at all here. My lesson is my lesson. The lesson is what I say it is, not what YOU say it is. I think I see the problem, and you have the same problem as all of the other scoffers. You have disagreement confused with fear.
My post stands as written. It is about what I say it is about
Have a nice day
May 24, 2017 at 06:02
I will give you this, though. You are correct in that many Christians are scared to share their faith. That still wasn’t the teaching here, though. Fear is a perfectly reasonable human emotion. Not sharing the Gospel with another because you have a problem with them or who they are….that is not.
It’s really ironic that you are ignoring that topic entirely, and the irony does not escape me. Atheist constantly hammer Christians about how we exclude others and judge them. Here I am clearly teaching that this is wrong for us to do. Yet, you ignore that teaching completely and keep saying whatever is in you head, as long as it makes faith look bad. What’s the matter Steve, are you scared Christians might not be the monsters you would like us to be?
May 24, 2017 at 07:22
You say “Not sharing the Gospel with another because you have a problem with them or who they are….that is not.”
This would be a wise assessment to make in some circumstances, would it not Wally? I doubt many Christians would be keen to approach a person of another faith or someone who you knew to be rude or looked like that kind of person because life is a challenge without making it more difficult.
I am not a scoffer of religion only of food. (Scoff can be a term used for food) I actually welcome the attention when I have Mormons or JW’s knocking on my door and they always go away happy that someone took the time to have a chat with them. You know there is not that much difference between any religious belief as far as passion, certainty and faith in God is concerned.
I believe these two groups may have worked out it is safer to knock on doors than approach strangers on the streets.
May 24, 2017 at 07:34
The absolute irony of being counseled on good evangelism by an atheist astounds me LOL.
Again, I will reiterate the teaching here. This is the teaching, like it or not.
This concerns Christians who make value judgments about who they share the Gospel with based on what they think of another person personally. I.e…not sharing it because they thing that person is “bad.”
The teaching here has NOTHING to do with where or how we do it, only who we do it with.
That is not Biblical, and is quite wrong.
That is the sole and only teaching of this post. Now, if you would like to counter this teaching with something from Scripture, feel free as I need a good laugh.
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