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Don't Argue when
Soul Winning

 -    Up-Dated - Friday, April 04, 2014    -

"Plant the Seed
Don't Trample It"   gsa

Table of Contents
1. Arguing or Witnessing?
2. What is the Point?
3. Defenses are up.
4. The Bible puts it this way.
5. Love

Arguing or Witnessing?
When a person is imparting to another, one is the teacher and the other the student.  Witnessing is done this way as well.

When two people are trying to convince each other, both are teachers.  There are no students present.  This is an argument.

What is the point?
There is no point in teaching a teacher, unless the teacher recognizes his or her need and opens up, thereby leaving, if only momentarily, their teacher position and becoming a student.

Often when two teachers meet and they begin to argue, frustration sets in.  This not only entrenches the argument in the teacher's mind, but anger is often a by-product.

Defenses are up.
The angry and frustrated person feels their position must be defended.  That loud sound you just heard was the slamming of the heart doors and a rejection of you and your ideas.  Some have put it this way, "Do not win the argument and lose the prospect."

The Bible puts it like this:

2 Tim 2:23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.

Paul told Timothy
Avoid unprofitable questionings (claims and counterclaims) because they begat troubles.

2 Tim 2:24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,

Be the gentle, patient teacher without pushing and shoving, physically or verbally.

2 Tim 2:25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
2 Tim 2:26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

Do not forget that the unknowing, are lost, caught in a trap of the devil.  Humility (meekness) is the greatest teacher.  It shows that you are not promoting self, but attempting to look after the welfare of others.  This is the beginning of love and love will persuade hearts. 

Love is what God uses to win hearts to Himself.  Every person has a free will and God will not violate it.  He uses love to penetrate, convict and win.  The Saviour expects us to do the same.


G. Steven Andres
Psalms 45:17
Missionary Evangelist
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