Sometimes our evangelism efforts have been received with angry outbursts and personal insults by those rejecting God and the Bible. What should we do when those with whom we share the gospel are adverse? Sometimes Christians quote Matthew 7:6, “Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, lest they trample them underfoot and turn to attack you” (ESV), to posit that there are some people who are hostile to the gospel that we should not evangelize. What does that verse really mean? How should we approach our evangelistic efforts who those seemed closed to talking about the gospel?

This Postmodern Realities Podcast episode is a conversation with Journal author Eric Johnson about his Effective Evangelism article “Offering Pearls to Pigs and Dogs” in the Volume 42, number 1 issue of the Christian Research Journal. To read his article, or to subscribe to the Journal, please click here.