No Christian ever had a great conversation with a non believer by starting off saying, “you’re a sinner and hell is certain.” Those approaches don’t just jive well with the masses. People don’t want Christians to condemn to them. To tell the truth, Jesus doesn’t want you to condemn people either. It kind of makes him look bad. If their is one thing I know about being a Christian, it’s that God reaches people where they are not where they should be. When Jesus walked the earth, he hung out with prostitutes, tax collectors, and lepers. How many Christians can say that about themselves? Jesus came to love the least of these, supported in scriptures, “Whoever is last will be first” Matthew 20:16. He also, didn’t like religious scholars of the time, very much.
So, how then do you reach a non believer for Christ. Well it starts with your intentions. Jesus called us to be “the light of the world” Matthew 5:14. We’re suppose to live a life above reproach and inspire others to want to be like us. When a Christian goes through a traumatic life event like a death, or an serious illness we h le it differently than the world. In part because of our faith.
I’ve gone to church for a while. I’ve met a lot of new believers. The most common thing I hear from them goes something like “I’ll get baptized once I clean my life up a bit.” I want all new believers to know that baptism is not the end of a conversion to Christ, it’s the beginning. It’s the first step in your faith journey to say, I once lived for myself and now I want Christ to be my motivation and inspiration. If you don’t know a lot about God but want someone to talk to and pray with message or tweet me and I’d love to share my faith with you.