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How to minister to the ungodly: Sixth, Don't get bogged down.

 

How to minister to the ungodly: Sixth, Don't get bogged down.

  • There is much evidence for everything that God has revealed in the Bible. There are scientific facts and laws that support Scripture and make beliefs that are contrary to Scripture look silly. This is true of all branches of observational science, including archaeology and historical document research, etc. Even though this is the case, do not make the evidence the center of your argument. Make Christ the center of your argument.
  • Keep in mind that it is the Spirit Who ministers, not humanity. Don't lean on your own understanding.
  • When you use evidence, use it for answering real questions. You may have to answer some questions, so you should learn as much as you possibly can about how the Bible is attacked and why those attacks are foolish. The sincere person will hear your testimony with joy. God may send you to expose some lie of Satan that has been holding the ungodly person in bondage.
  • Remember that the ungodly person who persists in unbelief does not persist in unbelief because they need more information. They resist because they are resisting the Holy Spirit. The scoffer will be unaffected by your arguments from evidence. If you show the ungodly person that their logic is faulty, they won't be convinced. They will find some rescuing mechanism even if it makes no sense. If you demonstrate to them that they have no evidence, they will say, "We will find some one day." If you show them the odds against their argument, they will say, "That means there is still a chance." Some of them even create an infinite number of parallel universes in their minds and then claim that they have now proven that the impossible has to happen given an infinite number of chances. There is no limit to the foolishness when someone doesn't want to submit to God. Remember that it is not the lack of evidence that keeps them from believing. They don't want to believe. Those who reject light do so because they love darkness.
  • Young people who leave Christ in College generally do so because of peer pressure, lack of commitment to Christ, and the lure of sin. It is not because of the evidence, although they may have been raised in a compromising church that teaches an inconsistent and confusing message. Many churches teach that the Bible is the infallible Word of God, yet some parts of it are not true or can't be trusted. Others teach that the Bible is a book of fables. This type of lie, repeatedly told to a young person who is growing up, makes it pretty easy for the young person to reject Christ.
  • The reality is that there is no real evidence against God or the Bible. The scientific and historical evidence greatly favors Christ, but it is the Holy Spirit who works on the heart and brings a person to Christ. Facts and logical argument cannot do it. If the ungodly person is resistant to the Holy Spirit, they will not receive any answer you may give, but be ready to give the answer anyway. You never know. If the person has heard a lie, use evidence to show them the truth. A sincere heart will listen. When an ungodly person will not listen to the Holy Spirit, God will not force Himself on them. They are not rejecting you. They are rejecting God.


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