How to Let
New Converts Know
Their Church Is in Error
Friday, April 04, 2014
* Do not
attack them or what they believe
* Ask a simple question
* Move on
* Let them ponder
After winning someone to the Lord,
how can you let him or her know their Church is Biblically in
First, you know his or her church
is not on track, because it has not already told the new convert how
saved. This is exactly what needs to be addressed, the
following is how to do it.
Do not attack them
or what they believe.
We do not suggest compromise, nor being obnoxious.
"Behold, I send you forth as
sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and
harmless as doves." Matt 10:16
When people are attacked or
criticized, they usually defend. Some even go on the
offensive. Jesus loses in both instances.
Ask a simple question.
We have a pamphlet called the
On the cover it shows the first step is Salvation, the next is
Church, the next is Bible and the last is Rewards.
We point out the progression by
saying that Salvation was first, this happened just now.
Next we point to the picture of the
Church and say, "Do you have a church?" Or, "Do you go to a Church?"
Most say yes.
Then we ask this question: "Salvation
is the most important experience for anyone, I wonder why it is that
your Church has never told you how to be
saved or born again?
You know it is a fact, because you just got the
change that comes
with the new birth. Hmmm?"
Do not wait for a reply. This would be asking for the new
convert to defend their church or even say something about where you
go. Move on. Ask them if they have a Bible of their own.
Allow them to think about why they were never told how to be
at their church. They are more apt to be critical in their thinking,
if their first reaction is not defensive.
After all is concluded, introduce the new convert to someone from
the local church who is helping in the booth. Say something like,
recommend the church these people go to, because they care enough
about the community to come and tell others how to be
The most important work of the church." I tell them, "I can say this
because I am from out of town and can brag on them a little."
This lets them know what a good
church is and a bad one.
G. Steven Andres
Copyright - 1996 to 2010