what should you do when you want to witness to someone, but they throw everything you did before you were saved in your face?
The first and, I think, the only time I ever witnessed to someone in voice was my previous best friend more than a decade ago. After I told her the “good news of Christ” she looked me in the eyes and said, “I don’t care/believe about that stuff.”
Haven’t done it since. People will always be unbelieving maggots (which is not quite the word, I’m looking for), and there are better ways to make a difference in life.
It might take some more time, and you will have to show them that you are changed. 2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” It’s amazing what kindness and charity can do to change the heart of another.
Also, praying for them is a big one. Ultimately, they are simply grasping at straws so to speak because they may not like what you are saying. Stick to the scripture. It’s not about you…it’s about Jesus Christ and what He did. And it’s simply what the Bible says, “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” Revelations 20:15. Showing and even telling them that you simply care for their soul, and don’t want to see them go to Hell can go a long way.
I will be praying for you!!! Great question!
I once attempted to witness to a fellow who insisted he was not religious. No matter what I said to him, he would reject it and say I was trying to change him. I tried to tell him that I wasn’t, but I’m still not sure if anything I said went home.
Great topic, @jriver!
I don’t reallly have any unique advice, but as much as you’ll hear it, you really just have to witness through your behavior and actions. I can’t drive that home enough.
Actions are always going to speak louder than words, and chances are that whoever you’re witnessing to will be more open to talk about Jesus if they know you’re not going to shove it up their nose. (Metaphorically. )
I once got a girl to talk about her salvation and Christianity in general just by, well. . . being her friend in the first place, and showing her the joy that comes with knowing Jesus Christ as your savior. Some people are already curious about that stuff so it’s easier to talk about, but another great thing to do is pray for them. Pray that they’ll want to know Christ, and pray for yourself to have the patience and words to help them out, too! It’s great that you’re trying to witness. I’m proud of you.
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Amen, @WildBlueshine. Jesus said they’ll know us by our love for each other. A life that’s dedicated to loving God and loving others will always be attractive to people. They have to know that you actually care, before they will listen to you.
I know it’s hard, especially when they come back at you that way. I think time and prayer are your best tools here, as Glow said.
Dr. Tom Williams tells the real story of thex17 year old girl who was Born Again at the Revival.
She told Dr. Williams she had been wicked. She had been involved with gross sin.
Dr. Williams advised her to take her Bible to school and carry it all day.
She came back to the Revival the next night and told Dr. Williams yesterday was the worst day of her life.
The boys @ school made fun of her and said, "we know you! You know and we know what we have done together! Hahaha…do you think you are a good girl now? You are a Sunday School Girl now??! "
Dr. Williams instructed her to go back to school with her Bible. When the boys come around and taunt her, say. “Yes! You know me. You know how wicked I have been. You know what I used to be! But, you are looking at a girl who has been transformed, and made clean, and declared righteous, by the precious blood of Jesus Christ! I am a new creature in Christ!”
"Take notice…I am not hanging around you boys any longer…I love Jesus "
She shut them up
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. Mark 16:15
Most people don’t want to acknowledge even the existence of God, but we must tell them of His love for and to them. In love, of course, if you’re not showing the love of Christ, there is no reason for a lost person to listen.