I feel the call the evangelize.
I’ve always felt the call to truth- since I was young. And so I strive to understand things as fully as possible, although I know that there is still quite a journey ahead of me. I hold Christ true to my heart and that will never change.
My observation is this though. I’ve come to the realization that there are certain people in this world who are deadset in their way of thinking, and that no matter how much explaining or historical proof you put in front of them, they will most likely never change their mind with the way that they think. Unfortunately this is a large result of myths and rumors created since the reformation.
Some of these people are this way merely for the fact that they want God/Christ to be something/someone different than what He is.
I’m having a hard time overcoming this.
I have a good friend who is a Christian fence sitter (Raised Pentacostal, but now has many doubts including but not limited to the authenticity of the Bible) who holds to himself that Martin Luther (although he acknowledges that he wasn’t really a holy man) played a divine roll in the sense that a lot of people today feel close to God through the faiths that stemmed from his movement.
He makes this claim for all of the Protestant religions-and Evangelical Christians. That if their faith allows them to feel close to Jesus/God, then by the fruits of that, we can determine it’s not a bad way to be. Why should they be encouraged to think any differently?
And furthermore-that since God allowed the reformation to occur, than that says something in and of itself.
It’s a tough one to object to without getting into so many theological issues (how God works, how Scripture affirms the oneness that God called us to and that the requirement for a Physical Church, etc.)
To add something a little more to the playing field-how do we even evangelize those who reject the Bible as being inerrant?