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Skrevet af Alan Navaratnam   
Fredag, 13. august 2021 10:30

A good friend in San Diego, California, once told me how he communicated the gospel to telephone salesmen who called him about their good products.  We call it “telemarketing”.

He told me how he tackled the call saying, “I´m sure you have a lot of questions, but may I first ask you two questions?”  It was okay of course.  His first question was, “If you pass away tonight, are you sure you´ll go to be with the Lord?”  They usually say yes thus hoping the talk was over.

But the next question was, “If you meet the Lord at the gate of Heaven, and He asks you, Why should I let you in? What would be your answer?”  Many would point to their good deeds, activities in a church, or their trying to do their best, be a good neighbor or a good citizen, etc.

Then my friend would say, “May I share with you how God solved that problem for me?”  And now he pointed to Christ as the only saving way for lost sinners.  I couldn´t copy him and yet I try to apply this wisdom to my own encounters with people.  For my friend had a wonderful point.

This is especially relevant in the religious America.  With us in Europe it´s different.  Americans would talk about their church membership or churchy piety but over here they don´t care about God at all. God is out!

In CA I was reminded of my true gospel mission which isn´t addressed to certain selected people but meant for everybody, for God “desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth”  (1 Tim. 2:4), and again “He commands all people everywhere to repent” Acts 17:30.  This good news isn ´t meant to be just a harmless, non-committal discussion in a debate club, but it´s a command to be obeyed or disobeyed.  This good news is a solemn challenge to you who do not know Christ as your Savior and Lord. 

May 9, 2021 - jn


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