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letsgetbusy
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 SOULWINNING

I am curious, and almost don't want to hear a response to this. Is there any of us that think that the individual Christian (you) is not Biblically called to personal evangelism of the lost, ie: soulwinning, faith sharing, preaching the gospel, getting people saved, etc, etc?


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Hal Bachman

 2005/7/5 2:36Profile
DaBookman
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 Re: SOULWINNING

I hope nobody thinks that! Jesus said Go;and make disiples of all nations.HE also said Love your neighbor. If I know my neighbor is dying and I don't tell him he will die and his blood will be reqired at my hand. Ezek 33. If I don't warn him how have I loved my neighbor?


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Frank White

 2005/7/5 9:18Profile
jeremyhulsey
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 Re: SOULWINNING

Wow, I don't think that's biblically possible. Jesus said we would be witnesses of Him to the world. The word for witness is not a verb but a noun--we would [i]be[/i] witnesses.

Saying that a christian isn't called to share Christ is like saying that a rose isn't called to be a flower. It should be something that's a part of our very nature.

Granted, there are some with a special gifting to evangelism, but that doesn't mean we all can't do the work of an evangelist.


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Jeremy Hulsey

 2005/7/6 23:52Profile









 Re: SOULWINNING

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The word for witness is not a verb but a noun--we would be witnesses.

Saying that a christian isn't called to share Christ is like saying that a rose isn't called to be a flower. It should be something that's a part of our very nature.

It was a surprise to me to discover how true this is. Running out of fuel in a hired car just before midnight, I knocked at the door of the only house still lit, on the main road. The man said, later in our discussion, that as soon as he saw me he knew I was a believer (meaning, in Christ). To me this is still a bit of a miracle, because there was so much wrong with my life. My point is, GOD bears witness to others that we are His.

 2005/7/7 6:59
todd
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I think that the Church has this mandate: "to make [b]disciples[/b] of all the [i]nations[/i]."

I haven't found a verse in Scripture that clearly states that today, each individaul Christian is called to personal evangelism towards lost individuals.

The apostles, who had personally seen and known (witnessed) Jesus in the flesh before and after the resurrection, were told that [i]they[/i] would be Jesus' witnesses [i]after[/i] the Holy Spirit had come upon them.

Sure, I know that a case can be made in favor of the position brought up in this thread, lots of Scripture with logical conclusions and assumptions, but I have yet to see anyone prove that today, every individual Christian is called to personally evangelize to lost individuals. I don't think it can be done.

 2005/7/7 12:46Profile









 Re: SOULWINNING

todd,

Whereas not everyone will be the last link in the chain of Christians who challenge a non-Christian to believe, it is useful for believers to understand that non-Christians identify Christians, much more easily than Christians may wish to be identified by complete strangers (perhaps), as either knowing or asipiring to know, Jesus Christ. This knowledge (to which the non-Christian reacts one way or another) is part of the 'witness' of believers in the world. We can do nothing about it except be aware that we are being watched, even if we say nothing overtly 'religious' and don't know who is most affected in these passing moments.

 2005/7/7 13:08









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I think its every christians call to preach the gospel with words of TRUTH. To make disciples, and to baptise them (even though tradition says 'only pastor') and to pray with them that they might receive the Holy Spirit.

 2005/7/10 0:37
ravin
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 Re: SOULWINNING

"I am curious, and almost don't want to hear a response to this."





you know I could almost hear the shotgun blast going off.
anyway it's hard to be a christain and hide. you want to tell the good news of the gospel. I couldn't wait to tell some body about the one who changed me. 8-)
" If we live in the Spirit,let us also walk in the spirit" God bless

 2005/7/10 1:39Profile
Petertutu
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 Re: SOULWINNING

Soulwinning: Must be SPIRIT led!

 2005/7/10 2:35Profile
Petertutu
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My mistake, HOLY SPIRIT led.

 2005/7/10 2:37Profile





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