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Remember This As You Witness….

We are called to make disciples (Matthew 28:19).  We are called to preach the gospel to all of creation (Mark 16:15).  We are called to be ambassadors for Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:20).  We are called to be salt and light to a dark and sinful world (Matthew 5:13-16).

So as you go witnessing, I want to give you some quick points that will help you see that God is the one who saves the lost and we are simply His witnesses (Acts 1:8).  We can save no one.  We are not called to save anyone.  We are not called to force people to believe the gospel or compel them to believe but we are simply to hold out the word of life (Philippians 2:15-16).  Jesus saves and we are to point all people to Him (John 3:14-15).  So remember this as you go witnessing for Jesus:

  1. Jesus saves and we are to exalt Him above all else (John 12:32; Romans 1:16-17; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25).
  2. We are to saturate people with prayer for their salvation (Romans 10:1; 1 Timothy 2:1-2).
  3. We are to declare the death, burial and resurrection of Christ and leave the results to God alone (1 Corinthians 15:1-4; cf. 1 Corinthians 3:5-9).
  4. We are to allow the Holy Spirit to bring conviction (John 16:8-11).
  5. Trust God alone to save sinners by His own power and for His own glory (Ephesians 2:1-10).
  6. Just be a witness for Jesus and Jesus will do the rest.  You need not worry about trying to get people to make a decision.  Leave the decision to the sinner and to the Spirit of God (Acts 16:14-15, 30-34).
  7. Always remember that our battle is a spiritual battle and not with flesh and blood (Ephesians 6:10-12).
  8. May people who hear you witness look to Jesus alone to be saved (Hebrews 12:1-2).

Written by The Seeking Disciple

09/06/2013 at 2:56 PM

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  1. btw you do realise that you are being extremely inconsistant with your worldview when you try to use presupptional apologetics, it only makes sense when a calvinist uses it

    Tony Jiang

    09/06/2013 at 5:15 PM

    • I don’t see your point. If our foundation is the Word of God and begin there, how is that a Calvinistic versus an Arminian approach? Our foundation must begin with God and His Word and not the teachings of Arminius or Watson. This is not a theological positioning but is biblical. I would much rather be biblical than faithful to my favorite theologian.

      • you do realize there is a reason why the big name presupptionalists are Calvinists right? john frame, Alvin plantinga,Greg bahnsen it actually is a calvinist vs arminian approach.. it only makes sense with the calvinist understanding of total depravity

        Tony Jiang

        09/07/2013 at 3:11 PM

      • Arminianism affirms total depravity. Arminius wrote,

        “The whole of this sin, however, is not peculiar to our first parents, but is common to the entire race and to all their posterity, who, at the time when this sin was committed, were in their loins, and who have since descended from them by the natural mode of propagation, according to the primitive benediction. For in Adam “all have sinned.” (Rom. v, 12.) Wherefore, whatever punishment was brought down upon our first parents, has likewise pervaded and yet pursues all their posterity. So that all men “are by nature the children of wrath,” (Ephes. ii, 3,) obnoxious to condemnation, and to temporal as well as to eternal death; they are also devoid of that original righteousness and holiness. (Rom. v, 12, 18, 19.) With these evils they would remain oppressed forever, unless they were liberated by Christ Jesus; to whom be glory forever.”

  2. i know that arminians believe in total deprativity but i meant presupptionalism makes sense only under the CALVINIST understanding of it

    Tony Jiang

    09/08/2013 at 5:29 PM

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