Last week, I was waiting at the bus stop when an old woman approached me. She gave me a pamphlet and proceeded to talk to me about Jesus. I didn’t want to start a theological quarrel with an old woman, so I listened quietly and nodded. She asked me if I wanted to recieve Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I said yes.
She took my hand, and together we prayed the classic “Sinner’s Prayer”. To me, it was just a reaffirmation of my baptismal vows, but to her it was undoubtedly a sign of a new convert to her particular sort of Christianity. Just afterwards the bus came, and I left. She asked me her name, and said that she would pray for me.
Was this a sin? I felt that it was the most prudential thing to do, considering my past attempts to evangelize to people have not be very effective and even counterproductive. However, I could’ve just refused her and say something else. What would you do?