Friday, March 06, 2009

The Philosopher in the Grass

This encounter particularly sticks out to me because it reminds me of the logic that God's word contains. It is even logical to those who do not believe in its validity.
I was with a friend about a month in a half ago talking to people about Christ, and we saw a guy and a girl laying in the grass. We approached them and I asked, "If you died tonight are you 100% sure you would go to heaven?" The guy then told us that he did not believe in heaven and that he was into philosophy. In the conversation my friend told him this from John 14:6, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." The guy began to argue that all of the religious figures such as Muhammad, Buddha, Jesus, and others were the same. He meant that they all were able to figure out how to use their brain in a greater capacity than the average person.
He then asked a question about the destination and judgment about those who have never heard of Jesus Christ. I could tell that he wanted to argue about it, but I was determined not to get sucked in, so I pulled out my Pocket New Testament and began to read from Romans 2:12-15 about the Law written on the hearts of the Gentiles. Surprisingly, he agreed with the passage of scripture and said that it made sense. However he still wanted to argue about Jesus Christ not being the only way to Heaven and God. Eventually we had to end the conversation because the guy was hardened.
One thing that stuck out to me about this encounter is that the Word of God (The Bible), is logical and it makes sense even to the mind that cannot discern spiritual things as was the case for the young man in the grass. When you are trying to proclaim the gospel to someone who is argumentative don't get sucked into the argument but remain calm and giv'em scripture! :)

...Coming Soon.... M and M's...

Update: Evangelistic Encounters

I have not written in this blog in a while, but I am going to continue with evangelistic encounters and things that I have seen the Lord do. Some of the encounters are ones in which rejection occurred, and some are them are full gospel conversations. I want to blog them in order to reflect on what has happened and record the things that God has done for your encouragement and mine!