Monday, October 24, 2016

Offended by Religion

Have you ever tried to talk to someone about the things of God, and the person has responded by saying that they weren't at all interested? If that happens, don't see it as a closed door. Try to look beyond their words to what they are communicating. Try to discern whether or not the person is offended by you personally or by what they may have perceived as "religious hypocrisy." It may be that some well-chosen words on your part at this point will open the door to a good conversation about the claims of the Gospel. Perhaps you could say, "Is it ‘religion' that offends you? It offends me, too. There is so much hypocrisy." Or maybe you could gently say, "This is such an important issue. Couldn't you just give me two minutes? Please." Then pray that God opens the door. There goes another minute. Gone forever. Go share your faith while you still have time.