Witnessing and Proselytizing

Continuing my run through the Christian Blog Carnival, Laura has a good post Witnessing – Proselytizing – Defending the Faith.

I think there are two important points to keep in mind:

  • Listening to the other person(s) in order to find out what their interest is. I’ve found that many people are interested in discussing my faith while I’m not trying to convert them.
  • Remembering, as Laura points out, that it’s not our mission field, and it is not up to us to “convert” people in the first place. Much rudeness results from people getting desperate to accomplish conversion. Christians are to be witnesses, not to render verdicts.

I’d like to tie in a reference to my post Being a Witness without Being a Pest.

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