How To Witness to Four Types of People

Ray Comfort

From the excellent sermon, "True and False Conversions".

    To make an important point, I am going to teach you how to witness Biblically to four groups of people: a Moslem, a Roman Catholic, a Homosexual, and an Intellectual. So listen very carefully; this is a wonderful principal.

    Okay, I'm sitting in a plane. There's a gentleman sitting next to me. I say, "Hey, how 'ya doing?"

    He says, "I'm fine."

    I say, "Where you from?"

    He says, "India."

    I say, "Oh. Did you get one of these? It's a gospel tract."

    He says, "I'm a Muslim."

    I say, "Oh yeah, would you consider yourself to be a good person?"

    He says, "Oh yes, a very good person."

    I said, "Well, can I ask you a few questions to see if that's true?"

    He says, "Yeah. Go ahead."

    I said, "Have you ever told a lie?"

    He says, "Yes sir."

    I said, "What does that make you?"

    He says, "a liar."

    I said, "Have you ever stolen something?"

    He says, "Yes sir."

    I said, "What does that make you?"

    He says, "a thief."

    And I say, "Jesus said whoever looks upon a woman to lust after her has committed adultery already with her in his heart. Have you ever done that?"

    He says, "Yes sir, plenty of times."

    I said, "Well, what's your name?"

    He says "Orem."

    I said, "Well, by your own admission, Orem, you're a lying, thieving, adulterer at heart and you've got to face God on Judgment Day."

    And I shut him up under the law. I make him tremble before the God of creation. I let his conscience accuse him. I make room for the Holy Spirit to convict him of sin, which is transgression of the Law, righteousness, which is of the Law, and judgment, which is by the Law.

    I tell him he's an enemy of God in his mind through wicked works, that the wrath of God abides upon him, that he is by nature a child of wrath. I leave him with no hope; no means of escape, hanging by a spider's web over the pit of hell, and then I say, "Oh, there is one name under heaven whereby you may be saved, and that is Jesus Christ. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. He came to this earth, God in human form, perfect, sinless man who gave His life as a sacrifice for the sin of the world. And all your sin was laid upon the Savior. And neither is their salvation in any other. There is no other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved."

    Now if you don't like that principle, if you don't like that method, for want of a better word, you can find a website with 10,000 pages of questions and answers when speaking to Moslems. That's serious.

    But personally I don't believe that you have to bury your head in the Koran to witness to a Moslem. You just have to bury your head in this. This tells us how to do it: God's Word.

    So I'm going to share with you how to share your faith with a Roman Catholic. And of course you and I know that there are millions of Roman Catholics and Protestants who have never been born again. They are merely Roman Catholics, or Protestants, that have never found a place of Biblical repentance.

    So I'm sitting on a plane; I say, "Hey, how are you doing?"

    He says, "Oh, good, good."

    "So, where you from?"

    He says, "Minnesota."

    "Oh yeah? What do you do for a living?"

    He says "Oh, such and such."

    "Oh yeah? You get one of these? This is a gospel tract."

    He says, "Ah, I'm a Roman Catholic."

    "Oh yeah? Do you consider yourself to be a good person?"

    See, I used to panic when someone says "I'm a Roman Catholic." "Oh, no! Now I'm gonna have to deal with papal infallibility, the confessional, praying to the saints, purgatory, transubstantiation, and Mariology! Oh!"

    But now, folks, I go deaf! I don't hear him say "I'm a Roman Catholic," I just say, "Oh, do you consider yourself to be a good person?"

    He says, "Yeah, I'm a really good person."

    "Yeah? Ever told a lie? Ever stolen something?" And I shut him up under the law. Bring him the knowledge of sin. Bring him to the foot of the blood-stained cross.

    Now I'm going to teach you how to witness to a homosexual.

    I'm sitting in a plane. I say, "Hey, how you doing?"

    He says, "Good."

    I say, "Where you from?"

    "San Francisco."

    "Oh yeah? What do you do for a living?"

    "I own such and such."

    "Did you get one of these? It's a gospel tract."

    He says, "I'm gay."

    I say, "Oh yeah? Do you consider yourself to be a good person?"

    He says, "Yeah, pretty much."

    "Ever told a lie? Ever stolen something? Ever look with lust? Ever use God's name in vain? And I shut him under the Law, and bring him to the foot of the blood-stained cross.

    I'm going to teach you how to witness to an intellectual. This is how to reach an intellectual.

    I'm sitting in a plane. The man next to me has got so many letters after his name I think he's a mailman.

    I say, "How you doing?"

    He says, "good."

    "Where you from?"

    "Such and such."

    "Oh yeah? That's good. Did you get one of these? It's a gospel tract."

    He says, "Ah, I'm Evolutionist, and I lean strongly towards a controversial spontaneous regeneration of the quantum embryonic theory of cosmological physics."

    I say, "Oh yeah? You ever told a lie?"

    You say, "That's too simple!"

    It is simple, folks! It's really simple. The Bible says don't go away from the simplicity that's in Christ. What we do is complicate the issue. We bring up subjects that are irrelevant.


Listen to the audio of Ray Comfort delivering this here:

How To Witness to 4 Types of People, Ray Comfort
(6 min's, 4 sec's)

This is a clip from the excellent sermon "True and False Conversions" which you can download at http://www.livingwaters.com/listenwatch2.shtml.


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