Witnessing Tips Archive

How to Share the Gospel with Your Jewish Friends

Summary Christians can effectively witness to Jewish people. It is helpful to have an understanding of the three branches of Judaism and the Jewish holidays and life-cycle. The greatest obstacle to Jewish people hearing the gospel is the Jewish presupposition that believing in Jesus is not a Jewish thing to do. In addition, many Jewish […]

WITNESSING TO MUSLIMS (PART THREE)

The following article first appeared in the Witnessing Tips column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 16, number 2 (1993). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org In previous installments of this series, we noted that Islam is divided into many sects, the two major ones being the […]

WITNESSING TO MUSLIMS

This article first appeared in the Witnessing Tips column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 15, number 4 (1993). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Because of the long history between Christians and Muslims, the Christian witness is viewed with great animosity by the Muslim. The roots […]

Witnessing to the Nation of Islam

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan called for the Million Man March to take place in Washington, D.C., on October 16, 1995, and black men across America responded. The response was so enthusiastic that not even the march on Washington by the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., surpassed the crowds that Farrakhan was able […]

The Doctrine of Hell

Is the doctrine of hell a hindrance or a help in witnessing? Many evangelicals are ashamed of this biblical doctrine, viewing it as a blemish to be covered up by the cosmetic of divine love. But this dishonors God’s Word. Jesus warned His hearers of the eternal punishment awaiting those who reject Him (Matt. 13:40-42; […]

Witnessing to Hindus

American Christians who take the Great Commission seriously cannot afford to ignore Hinduism. Not only are one million of its roughly eight hundred million adherents living in the United States, but the beliefs and practices of Hinduism (e.g., pantheism, reincarnation, and yoga) have deeply penetrated Western culture. In Part One we provided necessary background information […]

Witnessing to Radical Feminists

American radical feminist themes have recently found a forum in both the university setting and in popular American fiction (e.g., The Color Purple, by Alice Walker). In witnessing to radical feminists, it is necessary both to find common ground and to conduct an honest exchange of viewpoints. Prayer is also important, as is the need […]

Confronting the Challenge of Ethical Relativism

An indispensable pillar of Christian truth is the proposition that God is the lawgiver and moral governor of the universe. God is a personal and moral being, unlike the impersonal and amoral Force of New Age imagination. What is good, right, and virtuous is grounded in the triune God of the Bible. Jesus said, “Be […]

The Truth about Evolution

The Truth about Evolution There is more to discussing evolution than debating the age of the earth or the wing breadth of the archaeopteryx. There is value, for example, in examining how evolutionists make their defense. Looking beyond the argument to the arguer’s techniques can expose fallacious reasoning which keep many from considering the God […]

Witnessing to Disciples of the International Churches of Christ

Initially, members of the International Churches of Christ (ICC; also known as the Boston movement, the Boston Church of Christ, etc.) might resemble Christians who are excited about serving the Lord. They sound evangelical and they claim the Bible is their only source for doctrine. Such similarities are superficial. ICC disciples (their terminology) are members […]