The other day I passed through a toll booth and told the attendant, "Christ died for our sins, he was buried, and he rose the third day (1 Cor 15.3-4).” He responded with, “I'm the last person you need to be telling that!”
I asked him why and he thought for a second and said, “I don't believe that crap!” As soon as he finished saying this the holy Spirit fell on him. I didn't know whether to depart with a God bless or simple okay. I chose the latter. You see, the gospel is God's power to save every one that believes (Rom 1.16). His heart and mind were in a wrestling match after I told him, but his heart won. His mind was saying, “I don't believe that crap!” but his heart believed and he was saved.
The gospel puts a person's heart on the spot when we preach it to them in person with our mouth (Eph 6.19 & Col 4.3-4) and they have to make a decision whether or not to believe it. I preach the gospel to many each day and find that most believe on Christ and are saved instantly (Jn 3.36 & 6.47 and Acts 16.31). If they tell me they don't want to hear it I say, "It's too late, I already told you." It doesn't do any good to argue if a person tries to pull me into an argument, so I just wait and watch, going along with what they say. Nine out of ten times the person believes and are instantly and supernaturally saved (See SAVED on www.preach-the-gospel.org for a definition of 'saved'.). Then they are in fellowship with me (See FAMILYSHIP on www.preach-the-gospel.org.) and I can teach them to preach the gospel (and teach them that believe to preach it) (Mk 16.15 & Mt 28.20).
The gospel is the most powerful tool we have to bring the world out of wickedness (1 Jn 5.19) because when we tell it to others in person with our mouth as the Apostle Paul did (Eph 6.19-20 and Col 4.3-4) it begets new creatures (1 Cor 4.15 & 1 Jn 5.1). And this is what really matters (Gal 6.15-16). To preach it to another simply ask them, "Did you hear the good news?" and tell them “Christ died for our sins, he was buried, and he rose the third day (1 Cor 15.3-4).”
There's no need to argue with another. Simply tell them the good news. The gospel (good news) does the work of saving every one that believes (Also see THE GOSPEL SAVES on www.peach-the-gospel.org.).
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