WE ARE FIREPROOF!!! -Pillar
How do I witness to someone I know, like a family member?
For most of us, it is far easier to witness to a stranger than to someone
we know and respect. An effective way to soften the message without compromise
is to speak in the "first person" or in testimonial form. Say
something like, "I didn’t realize that the Bible warns that
for every idle word I have spoken, I will have to give an account on Judgment
Day. I thought that as long as I believed in God and tried to live a good
life, I would go to heaven when I died. I was so wrong. Jesus said that
if I as much as looked with lust, I had committed adultery in my heart,
and that there was nothing I could do to wash away my sins. I knew that
if God judged me by the Ten Commandments on Judgment Day, I would end
up guilty, and go to hell."
"It was when I acknowledged my sins that I began to understand why
Jesus died. It was to take the punishment for my sins, and the sins of
the world." Then, depending on the person’s openness, you may
ask, "How do you think you will do on Judgment Day, if God judges
you by the Ten Commandments?"