Witnessing Tips Archive

Sharing Your Faith with a Oneness Pentecostal (Part 1)

Perhaps the most important thing to remember when dialoguing with Oneness Pentecostals is to demonstrate to them the unconditional love and acceptance of Jesus Christ. The most problematic aspect of my theology when I was a Oneness Pentecostal was the belief that no one other than us Oneness Pentecostals was going to heaven. Trinitarian Christians […]

Discussing the Bible with New Agers (Part Two)

New Agers present Christians with a challenging evangelistic opportunity. On the one hand, they have already accepted that they have a spiritual void in their lives and are actively attempting to fill it. Thus they are seemingly “half way home” to the kingdom of God. On the other hand, they have bought into a set […]

Discussing the Bible with New Agers (Part One)

Any conscientious effort to present the gospel to a New Ager eventually leads to a discussion of the Bible. Although such a debate is engaged on Christian turf, it is often the New Ager, not the Christian, who afterwards feels satisfied with the discussion. For example: Christian: Do you believe in Jesus? New Ager: Yes, […]

Evangelizing New Agers

Christians are called to proclaim the true gospel of Jesus Christ to New Agers by developing appropriate evangelistic strategies. This article will make some suggestions along these lines. But first it will be helpful to summarize the New Age world view. (Biblical references which are helpful in refuting these ideas also follow). A. All is […]

Addressing the “Positive Gospel” of the Metaphysical Movement

Before we can accept Jesus Christ as our Savior we must first acknowledge our need to be saved. When we do so, we are saying that we have become aware of our enslaving sinful nature, of the alienation that our sin has caused in our relationship with God, of God’s impending wrath on that sin, […]

An Alternative Approach to Reaching Mormons

In your attempts to reach Mormons with the historical gospel of salvation, do you find yourself debating Mormonism with them or witnessing Christ to them? Both have their place, but they constitute different approaches. A debater focuses on exposing the negatives of Mormonism, while a witness concentrates on presenting the positives of Christ’s vicarious work […]

Witnessing Tips: Mormon Priesthood

One of the first subjects a Mormon will bring up in an encounter with a Christian is authority and priesthood. Mormonism teaches that the true church ‘was lost after the death of the apostles, and that, after 1800 years, the true church with “authority” was restored through Joseph Smith. Every Mormon elder claims to hold […]

Witnessing to Mormons – Some First Principles

When witnessing to the Mormon it is vital to select and concentrate on an isolated topic for discussion. Otherwise you will likely find yourself being taken down “rabbit trails” which rarely lead to anything productive. You will find that you cannot satisfactorily respond to one statement before another is made. Make every effort to avoid […]

Addressing the Legalist

Though equipped with correct theology, specific verses, and compassion to face the Jehovah’s Witness who sat on my couch, there was one element for which I had not adequately prepared. From my early experience in an ultraconservative wing of a Christian denomination, I should have recognized her haughty, and yet fearful, emotions — the tentacles […]

Effectively Sharing the Deity of Christ with Jehovah’s Witnesses

This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of the volume 20, number 2 (1997) issue of the Christian Research Journal. For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org How many times have you prepared ahead of time for a discussion with a Jehovah’s Witness on certain key […]