Tip of the Day: Evangelism (4)


When witnessing do not allow yourself to get drawn into political debates; these are counter productive. As strongly as you may feel about a particular politician or issue, swallow your opinion. In an evangelistic context, you represent Jesus, not a political party. 

Question: “What’s your view on the Iraq War?”

Good example: “It saddens me, really, as it is a perpetual reminder of the sinfulness of mankind. All war would be unnecessary if humans were definitionally good. God created the world as a perfect place where humans enjoyed an unbroken relationship with God and with his fellow-man. Sadly, there was a murder in the first family…” 

Bad example: “George Bush was completely justified in…” or “I can’t believe we went in there like that; we had faulty intelligence…” Both are wrong answers in this context.

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  1. #1 by Justin on February 22, 2009 - 9:47 pm

    Agreed!

  2. #2 by Rick Frueh on February 23, 2009 - 3:41 am

    “As strongly as you may feel about a particular politician or issue, swallow your opinion. In an evangelistic context, you represent Jesus, not a political party.”

    Amen and amen.

    “What is your view on the Iraq war?”

    Gee, I am not really sure. But I do pray for the safety of our soldiers, and an underreported phenomenon is that many soldiers have become Christian believers over there because they have come to realize the uncertainty of life here on earth.

    Good post, Dave.

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