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Notable Quotable #1

"He who throws mud loses ground." - from a store sign in Tallahassee, FL

EVANGELISM AT MY DOOR

I recently had the opportunity to share my faith – at my own front door. As I sat in my home, three men knocked on the door. They were Mormon missionaries. We spoke for several minutes. During that time I had the opportunity to share my faith with them. They did not convert, nor did I. But the Gospel (the true Gospel) was shared. It was an evangelistic opportunity on my doorstep.

This was not the first time I have had such an encounter. I am no expert on Mormon evangelism. But there are several things I have learned that help me share my faith with Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, or anyone else who comes to my door.
First, have no fear. I am not afraid of being sucked into a cult or being brainwashed. I know the truth. I am secure in my faith. The truth always holds up. Once you are over the fear of being brainwashed, it is easy, even fun, to engage in a conversation with someone, respectfully question them on their beliefs, and share the truth. In fact, I have found that the person at th…

Justice Will Come

"For the wicked are reserved for the day of doom; They shall be brought out on the day of wrath" (Job 21:30, NKJV)

Job was in a terrible situation. He lost his children, his possessions, and his health. His wife urged him to just end it all by cursing God and dying. His friends all gathered together, not to comfort Job, but to straighten him out. They assumed that Job's trouble was the result of some hidden sin for which God was punishing him. One of Job's friends, Zophar, to support this argument, stated that God always punishes the wicked. The implication was that Job's suffering was a result of such punishment. (ch 20) Job countered his argument by demonstrating that sometimes the wicked do prosper in this life. (ch 21) This raises the age-old question, "Why do the wicked prosper?" Why does God seem to let some people get away with terrible sins? Job answered that question. The wicked will indeed be punished, but perhaps not in this life. They will b…