Baby Boomers, do you remember the old-time style of witnessing? You know, standing on the corner or knocking on the doors of strangers and telling them the good news about Jesus, the son of God? It was truly a commitment to the instruction of scripture, for the children of God, to go into the world and spread good news.
The Good News meaning that Jesus was born the son of God, come into the world to offer hope to a lost and dying world that they might accept him, repent of their sins and grow in their relationship with God the Father and have eternal life with him in Heaven, instead of living a sinful life of destruction and pain.
I have admiration for those who can and have witnessed in that way door to door or on the streets. It is not for everyone however, and it is not the only way to win souls. Society has changed and in some ways not for the better. Personal safety issues are part of the equation. It simply is not safe to send teens or young people into settings where they are encouraged to step foot into the homes of strangers where they may, or may not, be wanted. Today’s secular world has little respect for life, or for Christian values.
Today, that type of witnessing still happens on some level…but, times have changed in the way that we deliver the good news. We still need to honor and perform the great commission (the task of evangelizing) around the world; however, our approach must be different to be considered highly effective. People’s hearts are hard and their sins are proudly displayed and openly encouraged by the misguided members of our society.
We have to bring the message to where they are; and, many people are online. Continue reading here: Write Where You Are