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  • Is that anything like 'simonize'?
  • Don't be pushy about it. People will be much more willing to listen to what you have to say if you don't push them. If someone walks up to me and says something along the lines of "You need to believe in Jesus and be saved", I write them off as an obnoxious prick, and make every effort never to speak with them again. If, however, the subject of religion comes up in conversation, and a person starts to tell me what they believe, then I'll listen and ask questions. The attitude makes all the difference. - Also, make sure you know what you're talking about. Think about what questions people might ask you when you start talking to them, and make sure you have answers. Your credibility will fly out of the window if someone asks you a simple question about your religion, and you don't know how to answer it, or you get the answer wrong. - It is also a good idea to know when to stop. If a person says that they are not interested, or that they already follow a religion and are happy and content, leave them be. The chances that they will renounce their faith and adopt yours are slim. They are probably just as comfortable and happy with their faith as you are with yours, and constantly trying to convert them will only annoy them, and convince them that you are some kind of crazy jerk. A polite "thanks anyway" will be much better. Who knows? They might notice how respectful of their boundaries you are, and think some more about your religion. People are used to loud and disrespectful preaching, so someone from a religion which seems respectful of their religion might grab their attention.
  • Pick the biggest, baddest, and most psycotic looking person and nag them non-stop if you can get them you can get anyone
  • Hand out bibles with money tucked between the pages. A lot of people will then just start coming right to you.
  • • Make sure NOT to view these people meerly as projects. • Lend a genuine helping hand and not one accompanied with a lesson/sermon. • Don't make friendship conditional on their acceptance of your beliefs. • The best testimony is how you treat people NOT how you preach AT them. • To be truely effective make sure not to critique and/or judge someone's every word or move.
  • Though your intentions may be good, my reaction to someone trying to "save" me is not positive. I respect an individual's right to their own opinion, but when that opinion is verbalized to me in a way that condems my lifestyle and values, I often am offended. Though not a christian, I am charitable, my actions reflect compassion for others, I do not live a life of excess, I strive to be honest, I am conscious of the effect of my actions on others and do my best to conduct myself in a way that helps rather than hinders those around me, I make great effort to learn and understand without judgment the diversity around me. I am far from perfect, but am proud of who I am and the way I conduct myself. I have studied Christianity, just as I have studied Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, etc... I respect and find value in various aspects of all religions, but take offense when told the life I am proud of holds no meaning without God. A conversation on religion is not a bad thing, but holding yourself morally superior to others and disrespecting their personal beliefs and choices is insulting.
  • My advice will be to only talk to the ones that want to listen to you, for ex@mple, if you are talking to a group of 50 and let's just say 3 of them really put interest in you, and the other 47 walked away from you, then the importance is, that 3 have heard you, and it's most likely that the 3 are going to learn each day and follow the word of God. So basically, you will be doing your job by telling, and it is not your job to convert, but only just to tell, so when the months go by, the 3 that you have told are going to be telling others about what you have told them, and it's most likely that the 3 will have others listening to them, and that is how the word spreads out by planting a seed. Also, never push your beliefs into anyone that is not interested because you will just be turning them away from the start because then they are going to be complaining to others that you are just a person who likes to harass others, and that is not a good way to express yourself.
  • dont . .......that is my best tip for you .
  • Well, I can list a few don'ts, that's for sure. Don't yell at the top of your voice. Don't declare someone's life to be filthy while knowing nothing about them. Don't declare you know their inner selves better than they do. Don't follow people, tugging on their sleeves saying "Aren't you concerned about your immortal soul at all? Don't you care??" Don't try and talk or debate authoritatively on subjects you know little or nothing about. No attempts to convert have actually worked on me - but the above will annoy even the mildly interested and drive 'em off.
  • And you think that you yourself are already saved, do you?
  • Please don't.
  • I would be annoyed as hell if I'm minding my own business, trying to get to class, and some body comes up to me and starts telling me what I should believe. If some one wants to be evangelized, they'd go to a church where it would be an appropriate place to conduct religious beliefs and practices.
  • You MUST know your Bible... Do you understand the KINGDOM? (Daniel 2:44) “And in the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be brought to ruin. And the kingdom itself will not be passed on to any other people. It will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, and it itself will stand to times indefinite; (Matthew 24:14) And this good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations; and then the end will come. (Hebrews 10:25) not forsaking the gathering of ourselves together, as some have the custom, but encouraging one another, and all the more so as YOU behold the day drawing near. So it cannot be done SOLO... Others must help you...this implies a common belief. (Matthew 28:19-20) Go therefore and make disciples of people of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all the things I have commanded YOU. And, look! I am with YOU all the days until the conclusion of the system of things.” All these scriptures point to an ending...SO THE TIME LEFT IS LESS THAN WHAT IT WAS YESTERDAY.
  • Praise God for students like you! I don't know where you are located, but if you ever get a chance to go to one of Tommie Zito Ministries services, please do. They are out on the streets of America every day evangelizing and holding services every night and they have a script that is the most effective I have found. There is a short video below and here is their website. http://www.tommiezito.com/ Here is the type of script they use: "If you were to die today, do you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you would go to heaven? The Bible says all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God. And the wages of sin is death. But the good news is that if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God and confessing with your mouth that you are saved. Anyone whose calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved. Dear Lord, Please bless (their name) and his/her family. Please keep them safe and help them live long lives. Please repeat this prayer with me: Jesus, come into my heart. Make yourself real to me. Change me. Make me never be the same. I’m sorry for everything I have done wrong. Forgive me for my sins. I believe you died for me. And I thank you that I am now forgiven and am on my way to heaven. In Jesus name, Amen. Now, remember, when you make a mistake, don't run from God, run to Him! God loves you and has an awesome plan for your life!" This is it! Try not to get into debates with anyone. If you meet rejection realize they are rejecting God, not you. And even if they reject you, you may be planting a seed which the Lord will send someone else to water! The whole world is waiting for the manifestation of the Sons of God! People like you who will not only talk the talk but walk the walk. You will be surprised how the Holy Spirit will hit many you talk to - the world is full of lost souls on their way to a Christless existence and many are waiting for someone like you to give them hope, The harvest is ripe and the workers are few. God Bless You.
  • For the love of God please, please, PLEASE be a troll. :/
  • Well, I've been saved FROM Christianity, so stay clear of me, thanks.
  • I think you should start right up with the sins of masturbation. Preach about something you know.
  • You can carry a horse to a river, but you cannot make him drink. If they don't want to be saved part ways with them. They will find god on their own.
  • How would you want other religions to evangelize you? What will convince you that you are wrong and they are right?
  • Keep loving them. Keep forgiving them. Keep trusting God that he is bigger and cleverer than you and actually already knows what He's doing. Keep repenting all your little urges to rush out and get impatient with God's plan. Keep taking the beam from your own eye, Keep repenting, Keep seeking the Kingdom of God (looking to see where he is already working miracles - flowers, people, sunrises, the dinner on your plate, etc etc etc) Keep praising, quietly, secretly. The joy of the Lord is your only real strength and the only 'little light' you have the power to let shine, is your own. Mind your own 'God related' business. In short, be yourself, love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, body and strength and give your campus friends a break - love them as yourself.
  • Save yourself!!!
  • Set...correction...BE the example. A remarkable thing occurs when emphasis is place on mastering the concepts that guide your faith. You'll find yourself attracting people who'll be receptive to whatever you have to share with them. You won't have to go looking for them...they'll find YOU. A simple saying has guided me once I began to understand my role in "sharing the Word": "You TEACH what you most need to learn"
  • One suggestion .. please don't come on too strong with people. That's an immediate turn off.
  • First you have to find some really gullible people then all you need to do is say tell them that there is a book the "God" wrote and he tells you that you will live with him as long as you believe in him for all eternity. They will jump at the chance of immortality and living forever.
  • Show them your penis, and balls.
  • Sounds like a rally qwuick way to become very lonely - by all means make it clear what your beliefs are but please, don't try to save anybody!
  • Only God can "save people." YOUR job is to "so live your life before men that they will see your good works and praise your heavenly Father," and "to love the lord your God with all your heart and mind and strength, and your neighbor as yourself."
  • STOP! I can not stand when people are so stuck in their ways that they can't see beyond their nose. You are unwilling to listen to anyone elses views/beliefs so why in the hell should you expect anyone to listen to you? Every time I read a post from you, it makes me ten times happier that my relationship w/ God is different than yours.
  • Have you ever had psychiatric treatment?, because that is where to begin. And once you have had the psychiatric treatment and been given the okay by a doctor, then, hopefully, you can go out and socialize normally with other students. But right now, I wouldn't even let my cat near you.
  • Share rather than save
  • Religion is a great force-the only real motive force in the world; but you must get a man through his own religion, not through yours.
  • Advertise in the paper. Don't approach someone unless they request it.
  • Leave people who aren't interested in hearing what you have to say alone. Also, live a good life. Drop the attitude that you can save someone. You can't.
  • You don't save anyone.We simply give them the gospel and God does the rest.Jesus said no one can come to me accept the Father who sent me draws them.Just tell them the gospel.This is one of the best methods I have ever seen. http://www.livingwaters.com
  • Are you open to believing what they believe? No? Then why should they be open to listening to you?
  • Don't let these people discourage you! It's much more important what God thinks of you. You inspired me to write a Hub about TZM and Way of the Master. Check it out: http://hubpages.com/hub/Effective-Christian-Witnessing
  • Might want to check out getting involved in either Campus Ambassadors or Campus Crusade for Christ. Both excellent campus ministries that have great ideas! Be encouraged! :)
  • Don't. Pushing your beliefs on people only pushes them away. Your best bet is to be happy and allow people to see that. Seeing an unhappy christian doesn't make me want to convert, nor does a happy christian who is trying to convince me to.
  • please, explain to me your belief, in your words without quoting scripture.. really, i want to know and no one can tell me...my father in law is a deacon, mother in law a youth minister, all they say to me is jesus knows and we will pray for you, but they can not tell me... what the fuck?????? is there a logical explanation for what you preach?
  • Remember Catholics evangelize, we do not proselytize. Proselytism has come to mean the use of unfair and coercive methods, --that is to say, those which apply pressure--to convince a person to leave his/her religion and join another. Evangelization, on the other hand, is giving witness to God as revealed through Jesus Christ in the Holy Spirit in a simple and direct manner. It includes the renewing of humanity, witness, explicit proclamation, adherence with the heart, entry into the community, acceptance of signs, and apostolic initiative. It means to carry the good news to all areas of human life and through its influence transform from within and renew humanity itself, but without pressure. I have always liked the saying of St. Francis of Assisi: "Proclaim the Gospel always. If necessary use words." We have all been given different gifts and vocations. Find, develop, and live your gifts in your vocation. With love in Christ.
  • Target the weak, lonely, and stupid. Create a problem of life and death proportions in their minds if they don't listen to what you say. Offer a solution to said problems. Keep them away from science and philosophy books. Know your logical fallacies and apply them thoroughly (this is the most effective method).
  • Unless you can preform miracles, don't try to convert anyone.
  • Do not YOU try to change them...it will never happen... Just show thema scripture from the Bible that will make them think... Only a very few will do so... (Matthew 7:13) “Go in through the narrow gate; because broad and spacious is the road leading off into destruction, and many are the ones going in through it;
  • First, NICK, YOU don't 'save' anybody. Understand that first. Don't take too much on yourself. Salvation comes from God. All you can do is let it be known what you believe. But, it should come in the right situation. You can turn people off very fast by being too up front and aggressive about "evangelizing". Don't feel you are being "scored" by God on how many "converts" you make...or how fast. He is more understanding and patient than you know. Much tact is needed. Take your time. You must first make "friends". Some of your friends will then listen to what you want to say. I would not suggest blurting out at lunch to a brief acquaintance, "What do you think of Christ, Joe!?" (lol) Study well. Make sure you are using proper language and doctrine. And never condescend to people. That will get you nowhere. Never assume you know more than somebody else about religion, even Christianity. Many non-Christians and atheists can floor you with knowledge you do not have. Many grew up in a Christian or other religious environment. And you have no way of knowing why they no longer "believe". Do more listening than talking if they are polite enough to talk with you. If you don't know where they are coming from, you have no way of knowing how to proceed. The greatest evangelist, Paul, knew his audiences very well, whether they were Jew or gentile. He knew how to use the terminology they understood. Best wishes.
  • Leave them alone. How would you like it if other people tried to convert you to their religions? We live in a world where there is enough information around. If they are interested, they can easily find out about Christianity. If they are not, then you should respect that.

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