Sometimes the Internet monk drives me nuts because of my disagreement with his post, and sometimes it's the best of the posts I've read all week. It's rarely anything in-between. This post is one of those that baffles me.
Read this excerpt from that post:
) I bitterly resent all efforts of one Christian to evangelize another
It is a matter of integrity that has deep roots in my own understanding of what it means to belong to Jesus Christ. I have refused to do this consistently. In my ministry I have been criticized continually for not evangelizing Catholics. I will never do so, and I will never respond to being evangelized with appreciation.
I just have one question - wonder if they ask about my story? I should be mum and say nada?
I think evangelism is thrilling--like a TV drama. You ask God to bring people to you, and you to people, to talk about each others' life stories. Then you pray and see how the Holy Spirit is moving in the ongoing relationship. That, my friends, is the thrill of the chase. It's also relational evangelism instead of the former years' hit-and-run that we all were "required" to do.
Now for a reality check. Am I able to do this often? Sadly, no. But I do go to various classes and groups consisting of non-Christians. I did get to witness to a Jewish lady in one of my classes as she asked why in the world, when I was an atheist in college, I would become an evangelical Christian? But she was pretty open. Oh, when I say classes, I mean free classes my city has for seniors. They are on a junior college level and are sponsored by the state and our local junior community college.
And that process is the thrill of the chase..through prayer.
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