Those on this forum would probably not be aware
of this. AV 1611 is obviously a “student” of the Way
of the Master series as taught by Ray Comfort (Hell’s Best
Kept Secrets) and Kirk Cameron (of the TV show Family Matters and the Left Behind Series.
For ‘sharing one’s faith’ evangelical style, I kind of like it compared
with the Evangelism Explosion method which will take
scripture way out of context i.e. 1 John 5:13
"These things are written so that you may know that you have eternal life.
From a protestant/evangelical standpoint, WOTM is a good way
of dealing with those who are self-righteous, non believing, etc.
I wish I had seen this earlier, and I could have saved some of you some grief, and time.
This AV poster’s biggest problem is that he’s somewhat a rookie, and, I would think it would be obvious from his statements,
steeped in ignorance.
I’m only posting this because usually Way of the Master
’students’ (of which I was one), those that are reasonably deft at it wouldn’t be going on to forums to bait people. This is a very easy
to learn tool to actually go out into the world in everyday situations to “share your faith”.
Note that buried somewhat inside of their teaching though, as in just about anything that has evangelical roots, there is a shred of anti-Catholicism. In EE, of which I am ‘certified’ to train others,
I found out there are advanced levels, one of them being how to witness to those who are Catholic.
I could go on with some experiences I went through while doing my EE training, but I won’t.
Just all of you know that ignorance is behind AV’s kind of posting and again, he’s probably young and has one of those techiniques that should carry the label “Don’t try this at home”.
Ironically, if I wasn’t in the middle of my “Journey Home”, I would
probably think there was nothing wrong with his post, other than his amateur technique (bad witness).
Be charitable, and forgiving, (as I know you already are).
Boy it gets more painful to be in this limbo position of
having to remain where I am right now for career/financial reasons,
but knowing in my heart, even if not totally in my mind, where Spirit and Truth are.
I thank God everyday for those on these forums, and sites like
Catholic Answers, CHnetwork, EWTN, and many others.
You are all in my prayers… with gratitude.