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tjservant
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 What do you think of the "Need God" Gospel presentation?

What do you think of the "Need God" Gospel presentation?

It can be found at www.NeedGod.com




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 2007/5/21 15:56Profile
repentcanada
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 Re: What do you think of the "Need God" Gospel presentation?

I eagerly await responses to this. And I would say, very briefly, that this is a great beginning to sharing the Truth with lost souls.

 2007/5/21 21:27Profile
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I eagerly await responses to this.



Me too. Anyone?


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 2007/5/22 11:11Profile
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 Re: What do you think of the "Need God" Gospel presentation?

Ever since the Way of the Master debut, this way of witnessing has become very popular.
To those who would use this method, as this website does, I do not condemn them. I know that it is very easy to use.
I would never use this method in my own witnessing. I have some reasons.
Firstly, I do not believe that telling one lie makes one a liar. Telling one lie is telling one lie. A liar is someone who habitually lies. I believe when we are sanctified, we no longer habitually lie because we are born in the Spirit. Therefore we are no longer liars. That is how I believe we become blameless. I went fishing one time, does that make me a fisher? But I could overlook that. One sin is a huge deal, even if you never do it again. If fishing really offended God, even though I did it once, I should worry.
Two, telling men they are bad is great. I totally believe that. It is easy to see that exhorting a person to repentance is one of the cheif goals of presenting the gospel. But, when I witness, I prefer to focus still the more one God's goodness. A "we all fall short of the glory of God" approach. I want people to know who the God is that is judging their sin. I want His goodness to illuminate the evil of their sin.
I also believe that to lean on this method for every encounter with the lost is misguided. Jesus and His disciples each dealt with people depending on how God led them. Humble people recieved a different proclamation than proud people. I know this is a website, so I guess now I'm just talking about the living water's evangelism method in general. Websites I suppose are much like tracts, except usually we can determine which tract each person gets. I'm sure God can handle that glitch well if He is drawing someone to be saved.
Lastly, we aren't under the law anymore. Showing people how they fell short of the law is going back a step. When we deal with Jews, we say "look past the law, look at your heart." because thats what Jesus did. With the gentiles we need to deal with the law of their consciences and expose them to the flawless character of God. I do recognize that the ten commandments are important and that people should follow them. Once again, this doesn't cause this method to like be horrible or deviled or something, but thats why I wouldn't use it.
I hope that the ministry is able to bring many people to faith in Jesus Christ.

Edit:
So I just went through it again as though I was a stubborn sinner who thought I was perfect. They really lay out hell for you. I also want to say that telling them to read John first and then Romans is pretty good advice.
Oh I was going to say more but I gotta go. I would really really like someone to critique me because I'm considering whether I've been right about any of this.


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 2007/5/22 13:08Profile
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i think it is a biblical approach...but its something about it that makes it look like a "recipe", like one, two, three your saved....., maybe someone can explain it better?


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 2007/5/22 13:17Profile
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Mark Cahill does a tremendous work here in teaching us how to reach the lost: https://www.sermonindex.net/modules/mydownloads/singlefile.php?lid=8080

 2007/5/23 9:21Profile
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hmmhmm wrote:
i think it is a biblical approach...but its something about it that makes it look like a "recipe", like one, two, three your saved...



Well said...

 2007/5/23 9:36Profile
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hmmhmm wrote:
i think it is a biblical approach...but its something about it that makes it look like a "recipe", like one, two, three your saved...



Well said...

 2007/5/23 9:37Profile
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it is not a recipe at all, but rather the use of the law which must be used otherwise how can some be a sinner who needs a Savior?

 2007/5/23 10:18Profile
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As well, (and I am not saying this to anyone in particular) I have seen how many Christians have purposely overlooked the biblical truths the Way of the Master teaches. Why? I believe because it appeases their conscience when it comes to the command of Jesus Christ to share the Gospel with every creature. And that is a wicked sin.

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