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Evangelism:
The Time Is Now!

Section 1, Chapter 10

A Field Presentation
of the Gospel Using

What Is Eternal Life?

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Why do I give you a mock presentation of how to present What Is Eternal Life? (WEL) on the field? Self explanatory: To show you how to present and use WEL on the field. Second, with a few attempted diversions of the person listening to the presentation, to show you how to keep the focus on Jesus and your intended goal in presenting a tool like WEL which is to explain to a person what it means to be a Christian and how to become one. Also, What Is Eternal Life?, the training tool for this school of evangelism, is a simplified outline of your complete presentation of the Gospel. As You share WEL you will be filling in the information between lines not given in the tract WEL. That is what this Chapter is all about, showing you how to fill in between the lines so that it becomes a complete presentation of the Gospel. Chapter 2 of Section 3 of the Basic Textbook titled "Knowing Jesus Is Eternal Life" is also a written presentation of the Gospel that follows the outline of WEL . If you have not been through the Basic Training Program, you should try to read one of these two chapters once a week during the first seven weeks of this school of Evangelism until you become so familiar with the presentation of WEL that it becomes second nature without your having to think about what you are going to say. This Chapter will give you understanding of the intent of what is being communicated in the tract What Is Eternal Life?

Until you are this familiar with your presentation of the Gospel, no matter what method you use, you will not even begin to understand what it means to be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit in sharing the Gospel with others. This is because until you are at a point where you are no longer thinking about what you want to say, all you will be thinking about is what you want to say. As long as you are in this stage of your development in sharing the Gospel, you will be too self-conscious to hear what the Holy Spirit has to say to you while presenting the Gospel. There is no way around this stage of development in your presenting the Gospel. For this reason, more than anything else you learn in this school of evangelism, you need to master this presentation.

My beginning in training in Evangelism was Campus Crusade for Christís leadership training program in Evangelism using the Four Spiritual Laws (4SLís). I read it every day, shared it out loud in front of the mirror every day and recorded and listened to myself sharing the 4SLís every day until I knew it so well I did not have to think about what I was going to say. This is what you need to do with What Is Eternal Life? if you are serious about becoming a proficient successful witness of the love of Jesus Christ. Learning to present the Gospel well is a skill learned like any skill and is learned through repeated practice.

Your goal in presenting the Gospel is not to win arguments and prove you are more intelligent than the person you are witnessing to. Our goal in Evangelism is to explain to a person what it means to be a Christian and how to become one. If you accomplish that in evangelism, whether the person accepts Jesus or not, you have had a successful time of witnessing. That is the purpose of using a tool like What Is Eternal Life?

A major reason why people do not know Jesus is not always a lack of desire, but simply because they do not know how to know Him and receive assurance of salvation. What Is Eternal Life? explains intelligently and Biblically what it means to receive Jesus as Savior and Lord and then how to do so. WEL also gives assurance of Salvation and then explains clearly what they need to do to grow in their relationship with Jesus once they have received Him.

When I talk about the benefits of a planned presentation like WEL , I am not just talking from intellectual pursuit alone, but also from forty-three years (2012) of weekly sharing the Gospel on the field with tools like WEL on the college campus, in juvenile detention centers, on the islands of Hawaii, in city malls, in internet Chat rooms and at any other place it has proven appropriate for the situation. During these forty-three years, several people have walked up to me and said, "Do you remember me?" I usually reply, "No." They then tell me, "Five years ago at. . . you shared an Evangelism Tract with me. I thought about what you shared for months and finally decided to give my life to Jesus."

When using an Evangelism Tract, you bring in many senses that speaking about the Gospel does not do alone. Besides hearing you present it, they are able also to see and read along with what you are sharing. Also, if they are not ready to receive Jesus, you can leave them with the tract so that they have something to refer to that will explain to them what to do when they are ready to receive Jesus (see Chapter 2 of this Section). Also, you can leave your name and address in the tract for them to get in touch with you when they do receive Jesus.

A MOCK PRESENTATION OF
WHAT IS ETERNAL LIFE?

What I want to do now is present you with a mock presentation of What Is Eternal Life? Recently I was witnessing with a student at California State University of Fresno by the name of Bill (Real person, but a fictitious name). The arguments that he presented really took place. This is not one of my more difficult encounters, but it is one of the more common processes of presenting the Gospel. Despite Billís attempted distractions, I was able to get through the complete presentation of the Gospel, meaning I was able to explain to him fully what it meant to be a Christian and how to become one.

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Pastor Dale P. Kruse (DPK): Hi! My name is Dale Kruse and I am out on the campus today taking a survey on this book titled: What Is Eternal Life? and I wondered if I could take a few minutes of Your time and get your honest reaction to it.

Bill (B): Sure! Go ahead.

DPK: Bill, the first page of this book asks the question "What is Eternal Life?" It states here that eternal life is knowing Jesus. Jesus Himself speaking said, "And this is eternal life that they may know you, the only true God and Jesus Christ whom you have sent." (John 17:3). In this passage Jesus tells us that he does not just want us to know about Him but that He wants us to know Him personally. What does knowing Jesus mean? It means basically two things: first, It means to confess Jesus as Lord and believe that God the Father raised Him physically from the dead. The Apostle Paul wrote in the Bible, "If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved" (Rom 10:9).

The Purpose of Page 1 is to establish what the Gospel is all about and that is that God seeks not our religious works, but a personal individual relationship with each one of us. Page 1 also establishes that just having an intellectual knowledge about who Jesus Christ is does not save us either. The Devil has intellectual knowledge, more than probably we do, about who Jesus is, but he is not saved. Having intellectual knowledge about who Jesus is makes us knowledgeable about Him, but as Jesus clearly established in John 17:3 that only knowing Him, coming into a personal relationship with Him, will save us and give us eternal life. This page then establishes foundationally and essentially what the Bible means by knowing Jesus and then explains what this means throughout the rest of the tract.

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What is the significance of Jesusí Physical Resurrection? It is God proving to us absolutely that He does exist, that the Bible is His only written Word to man, that Jesus really is His only Son He sent into the World, that death, eternal separation from God, is sinís penalty, that God accepts Jesusí death in our place for our sins, and that He will give eternal life to anyone who receives His Son as Savior and Lord of their lives. The Bible tells us that over 512 people witnessed the fact of Jesusí physical resurrection; not 1 or 2 drunksí hallucination, but a well established historical fact.

The purpose of p. 2 is first of all to establish the significance and the meaning of Jesusí Physical Resurrection and is the outline for what is discussed in the rest of the tract in explanation of page 1. However, it is more than this: it is a complete presentation of the Gospel itself. Often times on the field you will find that you are just starting to get through your presentation of the Gospel and you are cut off. This happens many times on college campuses where the person you are talking to has little time before needing to get to his or her next class, or on an outdoor mall during lunch time when the person you are talking to has to get back to work. Success in Evangelism is explaining to a person what it means to be a Christian and how to become one. This is hard to accomplish if you get cut off in the middle of your presentation. Sometimes people are initially curious, but as you begin to share they donít know if they want to continue. Page 2 solves this problem for you. If a person has a class or is in a hurry or not sure he wants to hear the complete tract presentation, simply ask them if they will allow you to share the first two pages, then if they have to go you can leave them with a copy of the tract to finish reading on their own later. If they are not certain about wanting to hear the complete tract presentation, once you complete sharing with them pages 1-2 you can ask them if you may continue. If they say no, that is okay because as a result of sharing pages 1-2 you have accomplished your goal and have had a successful time of presenting the Gospel which is to explain to a person what it means to be a Christian and how to become one. You can then leave them with a copy of the tract for further study on their own.

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DPK: Jesusí physical resurrection proves absolutely that the Bible is His only written Word to man. Jesus said, "For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me, for he wrote of Me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words."

In this passage Jesus states absolutely that Moses is the author of the first five books of the Bible the Torah; that Moses was writing about Him: Jesus Christ: our God and Creator; that if we do not believe what Moses wrote about Creation in six days, about the creation of Adam and Eve, Manís Fall, Godís judgment of man through the world wide Flood and all other recorded events in the Bible, that we will not believe His words either. Jesus further stated that Heaven and Earth will pass way but that His Words are absolute eternal truths.

Bill: I thought Darwin proved evolution was a fact?

DPK: Bill, Jesus claimed to be the only True God from Eternity past our Creator, He claimed that what Moses wrote in Genesis was absolutely true truth, that the Universe and Man were created in six literal 24 hour solar days. When Jesus was asked what His proof to His claims were, He didnít say ĎDonít ask questions, just believe!í No! He didnít say that. What He said in response was ĎKill this human body of mine that I created and on the third day I will recreate it healthy and alive to prove to you that My claims are absolutely true!í Well they did kill Him and on the third day He did recreate His human body and rise from the dead instantly healthy and alive with over 512 witnesses to the fact who walked with him for forty days after His physical resurrection, so they had plenty of time to examine Him and know He was the same Jesus Christ who had just been crucified three days earlier. Jesus proved He was who He claimed to be and that He is God in the flesh our Creator and that He did create the universe and man instantly in six literal twenty-four hour days because He just recreated instantly healthy and alive His own human body. Jesus proved that the Bible is Godís only written Word to man, His written word to man alone! Darwin, Buddha, Mohammed, Joseph Smith, they all died, were buried and are dust! They proved nothing! Bill, that is the significance and meaning of Jesusí physical resurrection, it proves that what He claimed about Himself being the only true God, our Creator, and our only means to salvation is true. Note what the Apostle John wrote about Jesusí physical resurrection in John 2:22. He wrote,

"When therefore He was raised from the dead, His disciples remembered that He said this; and they believed the Scripture, and the word which Jesus had spoken."

Even Jesusí disciples had doubts about taking the Old Testament literally, but after Jesus rose from the dead they no longer had any doubts.

The purpose of p. 3 :The foundation of our faith is the BibleóGodís Word. Everything we have to share about the Gospel comes from the Word of God. If the person does not believe that the Bible is the Word of God, what we have to share with them will fall on deaf ears. Therefore the purpose of page 3 is to establish that the Judeo-Christian Bible is the Word of God and why we believe that this is true: Jesusí Physical Resurrection.

What is our proof that the Bible is Godís Word and Godís Word alone? The Physical Resurrection of Jesus Christ. It was not until after Jesus rose from the dead that even His disciples took the Old Testament literally. "Come on, you donít really believe in the creation of Adam and Eve, the universal flood, and Jonah being swallowed by a large-fish do you? That is all fairy tail stuff, isnít it?" After Jesus rose Physically Alive! from the dead, His disciples no longer had any doubts.

Page 3 establishes why we believe the Bible is Godís Word; why we believe Moses is the author of the first five books of the Bible: the Torah; who Moses was writing about: Jesus Christ, thus clearly establishing that Jesus is Yehovah God our Creator in the flesh which establishes why everything Jesus said is absolutely true truth to base our lives and Salvation on. Once you have established this, they will listen with total attention and take to heart with greater intensity and seriousness everything else you share with them from the Salvation Tract.

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Jesusí physical resurrection also proves His claims about Himself are absolutely true. Jesus claimed to be God the Son, Godís only Son, to be our Creator, that He became Man through Holy Spirit conception of the Virgin Mary, that He died on the Cross for our sins, that 3 days later He rose from the dead physically alive as absolute proof to these claims, that forty days later He ascended to Heaven and will come again physically alive to judge the living and the dead. Finally, Jesus claimed that he is the ONLY way to God. Jesus speaking said,"Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter by the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up some other way, he is a thief and a robber. . . . I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture." (John 10:1, 9)

I have had Mormons many times on the field tell me they have received Jesus, but the Jesus they are talking about is not the Jesus we are talking about. The purpose of p. 4 is to establish clearly what Jesus we are talking about: not the Jesus of Mormonism which teaches that Jesus was a man conceived of by Adam through Mary who was first a man that evolved into a god; and not the Jesus of Jehovah Witnesses who teach that Jesus is neither God nor man but Michael the archangel; and not the Jesus of the New Age movement and Hinduism which teaches that Jesus was just a prophet of His generation, another way to God; but the Jesus who taught that He was first God the Creator of the universe Moses talks about in Genesis, the third person of the Trinity, who at a point in time became fully man as well through Holy Spirit conception of the Virgin Mary and who taught not that He is a way to God, but the ONLY WAY to God and Salvation for our sins. Page 4 of WEL clearly establishes what Jesus we are talking about and corrects any wrong assumptions about Jesus they may have had. If when they pray to receive Jesus, they are not receiving this Jesus just described, they will not be saved.

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Jesusí Physical Resurrection also proves absolutely that death, eternal separation from God, is sinís penalty. The Apostle Paul wrote: "For the wages of sin is death." (Rom 6:23). Jesus explains to us what the Bible means by death, He said: "It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes, to be cast into hell, where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched."

Bill: Oh common! You donít really believe in a hell with fire do you?

DPK: Bill, again that is the significance of Jesus' physical resurrection from the dead. Besides being the only True God from eternity past who Created Heaven and Hell, when His human body died He went to the other side and came back. He would know if there was a Heaven and a Hell, but that is the negative significance of Jesus' physical resurrection. Now lets talk about the positive meaning of Jesus' physical resurrection from the dead.

Bill, Jesusí Physical Resurrection also proves absolutely that God accepts Jesusí death in our place for our sins. Paul wrote in the Bible: "He who was delivered up because of our transgressions, and was raised because of our justification."

The Purpose of Page 5: Todayís generation is completely oblivious to the consequences of sin as you will discover in reading the field testimonies in of this Textbook. As long as men are relying on and hoping in their own works for salvation and do not know clearly that the Bible teaches that the only way they can pay sinís penalty is through eternal separation from God in a fiery hell forever, they wonít recognize or be open and receptive to Godís ONLY remedy for their sins which is Jesusí death and shed blood on the cross. Therefore, the purpose of p. 5 is, first, to establish clearly that the penalty of sin is eternal separation from God in a fiery hell forever and that no amount of works on our part can remedy this fact. Once this is established they will then be able to hear clearly without confusion or misunderstanding what Godís only remedy for their sin is: Jesusí death and shed blood on the cross. P. 5 also establishes how we know this to be an absolute truth which is Jesusí Physical Resurrection from the dead.

Another purpose of the presentation on this page is to correct false notions that many cults have about the existence of hell. Both Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses teach the non-existence of hell. Jehovah witnesses teach that when we die we are no more, we cease to exist. Jesusí statement in Mark 9:47-48 not only establishes clearly hells existence, but that people who go there do not die and that this torment is forever.

One time while sharing this Salvation Tract with a Jehovah witness on the field, when I shared Jesusí statement in Mark 9:47-48, he commented that he did not know that this passage was in the Bible and wanted a copy of the tract to look up the references later. You will find that this tract covers and corrects most major cult issues without having to comment on them directly as in this case with the Jehovah Witness.

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Finally Jesusí Physical Resurrection proves to us absolutely that God will give eternal life to anyone who receives his Son as Savior and Lord of their life. What does it mean to receive Jesus Christ as Savior? First, it means you cannot gain Godís forgiveness for sins repented of through your own works. The Bible states: "By the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in Godís sight; for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin." God did not give us the Law, the Torah to be saved through attempted obedience to it, but rather to manifest to us that we are hopelessly lost sinners in need of a Savior. Second, in light of this, receiving Jesus as Savior means to accept Godís forgiveness for Your sins through Jesusí death & shed blood alone.

Bill: So, what? Your saying I don't have to go to church three times a week to be saved?

DPK: Bill, Going to church for the Christian is an important activity, not for salvation, but so that we can learn about God, grow in our relationship with God, and encourage one another in our Christian walk. Bill, you can go to church to learn about how to be saved; however, a person can go to church 365 days out of the year his whole life, but that will not save him. That is because Bill the Bible tells us that we cannot be saved through our own works. After we confess and repent of our sins, the Bible tells us, Bill, that the only way we can be saved is by coming to God for the forgiveness of our sins by faith through the death and shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross alone. Note what the Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 5:8-9,

"But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him."

Paul tells us plainly, Bill, that the only thing that will deliver us from God's wrath against our sins is the death and shed blood of Jesus Christ on the Cross, not by any works of ours.

The Purpose of Page 6 is to explain what it means to receive Jesus as Savior. There are many ways to salvation proclaimed by the religions of the world: through works, through water baptism, through speaking in tongues and through repenting of our sins. While repenting of our sins is the first step toward Godís salvation for us (John 3:19-21, Luke 24:46-47), the Bible is plain that salvation through the law or works or repentance is impossible. Jesus Himself stated very clearly in Matthew 19:26 that with man salvation is impossible. The reasons for this are made very clear in of this Section and Chapter 1 of Section 3. Why then did God give us the Law if not for salvation? Paul explains to us in Romans 3:20 and Galatians 3:24 that God gave us His law to show us that we are hopelessly lost sinners in need of a savior and therefore to point us to Godís means of salvation for us through Jesus Christ. As long as a person thinks he can save himself through his own works, he is not going to look for a Savior. Therefore, receiving Jesus as Savior first of all means that we recognize that we cannot save our selves through our own works.

If we cannot be saved through our own works, how are we saved from our sins? Paul tells us plainly in Romans 5:8-9: only through the death and shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross. Therefore, second, by receiving Jesus Christ as Savior we are telling God the Father that we are coming to Him for the forgiveness of our sins through His Sonís death and shed blood on the cross and that alone to save us, nothing else.

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What does it mean to receive Jesus Christ as Lord? First, that Jesus loves you and that He has a present and eternal plan for your life and that He is the only way to that plan. Jesus said, "I came that you might have life and might have it abundantly." Concerning this plan Jesus said, "I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me."

Bill: What? You're saying that Jesus is the only way to God?

DPK: Yes! Bill, when Jesus said "I am the way and the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me," Jesus made the most bigoted statement of history. Jesus didnít say He was a way to God, an instructor of Godís truth, no He did not say that. Jesus Christ said He was the ONLY WAY to God. When Jesus made that statement, He excluded all other religions and all other ways. Bill, when a person makes a statement like that, they better have some proof, right?

Bill: Right!

DPK: Bill, again this is the significance of Jesus' physical resurrection from the dead: it proves that what He claimed about Himself is true, that He is the ONLY WAY to God. Buddha, Mohammed, Joseph Smith, Darwin, they all died and were buried. They are dust! They proved nothing! Jesus is alive forevermore. Jesus proved absolutely He is the ONLY WAY to God!

Second, Receiving Jesus as Lord means to repent of your sins. The Apostle Paul gives us an example of what the Bible means by sin, he wrote:

Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God." (1 Cor 6:9-10)

Bill, to confess Jesus as Lord means to turn away from these things. Bill,

Repentance Involves:

1) Confessing our Sins to God,  2) Making right our wrongs confessed,

3) And then bringing forth fruit, continued changed behavior, in keeping with Repentance. (Matt 3:1-12, Luke 3:1-14)

The Purpose of Page 7 : is to explain what we mean by receiving Jesus as Lord. What does it mean to receive Jesus as Lord? It means that God has a will and plan for your life and that there is no other way to that plan except through Jesus. That is why Jesus died on the cross for our sins, so we would not spend the rest of our lives focused on trying to gain Godís forgiveness through works. Why? Because God has a purpose and plan for our lives and He wants us focused on that, not on trying to gain His forgiveness. The writer of Hebrews in Hebrews 10:10, 12, & 14 makes plain that Jesusí death on the cross has paid the debt of all our sins past, present and future. Once we receive Jesus as Savior and Lord we are forgiven and then free to focus, not on trying to gain Godís forgiveness for our sins which we already have through Jesus, but on the will and plan that he has for our lives.

Second, to receive Jesus as Lord means to repent of our sins. Jesus said in Luke 24:46-47,

"And He said to them, ĎThus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and rise again from the dead the third day; and that repentance for forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.í"

Repenting of our sins will not save us or gain Godís forgiveness, but only after we have repented of our sins will we be able to release our faith to receive Godís forgiveness for our sins through Jesusí death and shed blood on the cross. Martin Luther was a very holy man. He had long confessed and repented of His sins; but after confessing and repenting of his sins, he did not have assurance of salvation or Godís forgiveness until he received Godís forgiveness for his sins by faith through the death and shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross. However, neither was Luther able to release his faith in Godís salvation through Jesusí death and shed blood until he first confessed and repented of his sins. His problem was not needing to repent of any sins, but rather how to gain Godís forgiveness for sins already repented of. This is why just repenting of our sins will not save us.

However, there are many who teach and preach that all you have to do to be saved is receive Jesus as Savior without needing to repent of your sins. Jesus made plain in John 3:19-21 that this is impossible. He wrote:

John 3:19-21 "And this is the judgment, that the light is come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the light, and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who practices the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God."

Jesus made plain that until a person repents of His sin that that person will not turn to Him. This is in fact why John the Baptist was sent first to preach to the people to repent: so they would turn to Jesus when He manifested Himself publically. That is why we are to preach to people to repent of their sins and what the Bible teaches sin is that they need to repent of, because until they repent of their sins, they wonít turn to Jesus or be interested in the salvation He has for them.

One of the things that motivated me to write this tract on salvation, besides emphasizing the relational aspect of Christianity, was that in sharing the Gospel on the field in the past several years I came to realize that this generation does not know what the Bible means by sin. That is why on this page I quote 1 Corinthians 6:9-10. When I come to this page and quote this passage, especially to college students, I get the following responses:

"Homosexuality is sin? I thought it was genetic, my professor teaches it is genetic."

"I thought sex outside of marriage was okay as long as two people are consenting. Isnít this necessary for two people to know if they are compatible before getting married?"

Part of the job of sharing the Gospel is explaining to people what the Bible means by sin. WEL is intentionially designed to do this on this page.

Paul in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, Galatians 5:19-21, Ephesians 5:5-6, and the writer of Hebrews in Hebrews 10:26-27 make it plain that if a person does not repent of his sins, that Jesusí death and shed blood on the cross will not save him:

"For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain terrifying expectation of judgment, and the fury of a fire which will consume the adversaries."

In order to receive Jesusí death and shed blood on the cross, we must first confess and repent of our sins. This is why in our sharing the Gospel we also need to preach to people to repent of their sins.

What is involved in repentance? The word repent, in the Greek metanoevw172 (metanoeo), means three things according to John the Baptist in Matthew Chapter 3: first, it means to confess our sins to God, to agree with God that what we have done is wrong (3:6). Second, repenting of our sins means to make right the wrongs we have confessed (3:3). Luke records in Luke 19:8-9,

Luke 19:8-9 "And Zaccheus stopped and said to the Lord, ĎBehold, Lord, half of my possessions I will give to the poor, and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will give back four times as much.í And Jesus said to him, ĎToday salvation has come to this house, because he, too, is a son of Abraham.í"

Jesus and John the Baptist make plain that repentance involves making right the wrongs we have done. Third, repentance involves bringing forth fruit in keeping with repentance. When the Pharisees and Sadducees came to John the Baptist to be baptized in water for the forgiveness of their sins who had no intentions of discontinuing or making right the sins they had committed, he gave them the following response:

Matthew 3:7-10 "You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Therefore bring forth fruit in keeping with repentance; and do not suppose that you can say to yourselves, ĎWe have Abraham for our fatherí; for I say to you, that God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham. And the axe is already laid at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire."

Therefore, third, not only does repentance mean to confess our sins and make right the wrongs we have confessed, but it also means to bring forth fruit, continued changed behavior in life style and practice, in keeping with what we have repented of.

What does repenting of our sins not mean? As we have already shared, it does not mean we can be saved through repenting of our sins. Some religions will tell you that to repent means to do penance. Penance involves doing something like community service, saying prayers over and over again. During the middle ages it would involve all kinds of self-abasement like whipping oneself. This is again just another way of trying to gain Godís forgiveness for our sins through our own works. Martin Luther, before he discovered that Godís forgiveness was received by faith, would crawl on his knees up and down stairs while saying many prayers. This however is not what Jesus meant when He said that we must repent in order for His blood to be applied to our sins. The only thing repenting of our sins means is to confess our sins, make right the wrong confessed and then continue to bring forth fruit, continued changed behavior in life style and practice, in keeping with what we have repented of. Repentance does not mean anything beyond this.

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

The word in the Greek for homosexual is arsenakoitai (arsenokoitai). It is a compound word meaning Male Sexual-intercourse (arshn male, of the male sex & koith sexual intercourse). it is two males having sex together.154

The word for fornicators in the Greek is pornoi (pornoiv) which is the word we get pornography from. It refers to sexual perversions of anykind outside of a man and woman in the bonds of marriage.155

The word adulters in the Greek is moikoi (moicoi;). It refers to a married person having sexual intercourse with someone other than their mate.156

B: My western-civ teacher brought out to us in class that the ten commandments existed long before Moses claimed to get them from God, so there is no proof that Moses got the ten commandments from God.

DPK: Bill, I can answer this question for you, but I really want to get Your reaction to this book. If You will let me finish the presentation, I promise I will answer Your question.

B: Okay!

DPK: Bill, Paul stated: "Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all everywhere should repent, because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead." (Acts 17:30-31)

Third, Receiving Jesus as Lord means to obey his will and plan for your life revealed through His Holy Spirit. Jesus Said: "Not everyone who says to Me, ĎLord, Lord,í will enter the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven."

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The Apostle John said it this way, he said, "By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments. The one who says, ĎI have come to know Him,í and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him." If a person has truly surrendered to Jesus as Lord, he will submit to His will and plan for his life.

The Purpose of Page 8: Again, the reason why Jesus died on the cross for our sins was to free us of spending our lives trying to gain His forgiveness for our sins so we can instead focus on His will and plan for our lives. Therefore, third, receiving Jesus as Lord means to submit to the will and plan that He has for our lives revealed through His Holy Spirit. Both Jesus and John the Apostle make plain what it means to know Jesus: It means to obey and fulfill the will and plan that Jesus has for each of us individually. John and Jesus make it plain that to call Jesus Lord and not obey Him is to not know Him, to not be saved. John said that the person who says he knows Jesus and does not obey him is lying, he does not know Jesus. Therefore third, to receive Jesus as Lord means to obey His will and plan for Your life revealed through His Holy Spirit.

Receiving Jesus as Lord doesnít mean, "Praise the Lord I am saved," and then to go on living for oneís self. Jesus did not just come to save us from our sin, but more importantly He came to save us from ourselves. The fall of man was his coming into bondage to himself. The redemption of Jesus through the cross is to deliver us from our bondage of self-rule back into relationship with God and to His rule over our lives through the Holy Spirit. Page 8 makes clear this truth.

 

The word believe in the Greek is pisteuo (pisteuw). It means to believe in, rely upon, entrust oneself to and obey that person.157

The word does-not-obey in the Greek is apeitheo (apeiqew). It means to refuse belief and obedience to.158

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This brings us to the next question which is how do we make Jesus Christ Savior and Lord of our lives? We do this by literally inviting Him into our hearts. Jesus said, "Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears My voice and opens the door, I will come into him, and will dine with him, and he with Me." The door refers to our hearts. The Heart is the volitional part of man. It is that part of man that controls his life and freewill destiny. Jesus says, Surrender that to Me. Receiving Jesus Christ then into your heart means: 1) to repent of any known sin in your life; 2) to accept Godís forgiveness for your sins through Jesusí death and shed blood alone; and, 3) to obey Jesusí leading in your life through His Holy Spirit.

Page 9 reaffirms the fact that Christianity is literally relationship with Jesus and the way we receive Him as Savior from our sins and as Lord of our lives is by literally receiving Him into our hearts. The moment we receive Jesus into our heart we become one spirit with Him (1 Cor 6:17). This means that whatever is true for Jesus is now true for us: His death becomes our death for our sins and the penalty of sin is paid. This also explains why, even though Jesus died for the sins of the whole world, His death is not applied to our sins until after we receive Him. Receiving Jesus into our hearts also means that we are receiving the very life of God in the person of Jesus Christ, and thus eternal indestructible life which results in our having eternal life through our being joined to Jesusí eternal indestructible life.

Finally to receive Jesus into our hearts means all we have already discussed: first, it means we repent of our sins; second, to accept by faith Godís forgiveness for our sins through Jesusí death and shed blood on the cross alone, not by any works of ours; and finally, third, to then obey Jesusí leading in our lives through His Holy Spirit.

We receive Jesus Christ into our hearts by Faith! The Apostle Paul wrote: "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast." What does the bible mean by faith? It does not mean blind faith, meaning faith without proof or verification; it means knowing that once we ask Jesus to come into our heart as Savior from our sins and as Lord of our life, that

He does come in and save us, not as a feeling, but because He gave us absolute proof that He will do what He promised when He came back physically from the dead. And what is Jesusí promise? That He will come into your heart when you ask Him to. Luke, a Physician in Jesus day, wrote about Jesusí Resurrection:

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"To these He also presented Himself alive, after His suffering, by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days, and speaking of the things concerning the kingdom of God."

The Reason For Page 10: How do we know that everything we just shared with the person we are talking to is true? There are hundreds of religions and movements in the world claiming that they have the truth, that their truth is the way. How do we know that the Christian message is true and all other claimed ways to salvation are false? Jesus was asked that question by the Jews of His day. He did not write it off, He said to them in response paraphrased here,

"Kill me! I will stay dead and then come back from the dead on the third day to prove to you that I am Yehovah God your Creator in the flesh, the only way to God, that there is a heaven and a hell, an after life and that I am the only means of salvation that you have, that every thing I say and claim is absolutely true and that you CAN base your life on it." (John 2:18-22)

When we share Jesus with people they are going to want to know how what we have shared with them is true. Jesusí Physical Resurrection is our proof. We as Christians have no reason to be timid about the message of the Gospel, because unlike any other religious founder or scientist of history, our founder came back from the dead to give us absolute proof that His message is absolute truth. Jesusí Physical Resurrection from the dead is the basis for our having unwavering faith in the message. It is our proof that when we ask Jesus to come into our hearts that He will come in, that He will do what he said He would do (1 Cor 15). Page 10 makes this absolute truth clear so that the person knows he now has no excuse for not accepting the message and Jesus as Savior and Lord. Page 10 also makes clear to the person how he can know Jesus will save him when he asks Him in.

The Bible talks about two kinds of people: Self-Controlled and Christ-Controlled. A self-controlled person is a person who is motivated and controlled through their soul, their intellect and feelings and through their flesh their appetite and desires which often times results in discord, disharmony and frustration. This is symbolized by these different dots here. The cross represents Jesus knocking saying He would like to come in, but God is a gentleman, He will not just force His way into a person's life.

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The person on the right represents a Christ-controlled life. This person by an act of his own free will has responded to Jesusí invitation and has invited Jesus Christ into his life and placed Him on the throne, the control center of his life. As a result, a Christ- controlled person is a person who is motivated and controlled by Jesus through their human spirit. These dots which are now in an ordered pattern does not mean that this person does not have problems, everybody in life has problems. What they symbolize are that as this person puts his trust in Jesus Christ not only for salvation, but as he seeks His counsel concerning the separate individual areas of his life that it results in harmony with God's purpose and plans for his life despite his problems.

Bill, if you were to place yourself between one of these two people, which of these two people would you say best represents your life?

B: The person on the left.

DPK: Which person would you like to have represent your life?

B: The person on the right.

The Purpose of Page 11: After listening to all this intellectual Biblical truth through word and text, a person can get lost in the true meaning about what we are trying to communicate. Why all this information then? If you are witnessing to a Mormon, he will tell you he has received Jesus as Savior and Lord, but which Jesus is he talking about? The Jesus presented in this tract or the Jesus of Mormonism which was a man conceived of supposedly by Mary having had relations with Adam? This Jesus is not the same Jesus we are talking about who is Yehovah God first, the Creator of the universe and who in time took on a human nature through Holy Spirit conception of the Virgin Mary. If you pray and receive the Jesus of Mormonism, you will not be saved. Only when You receive the Jesus of the Bible presented in this tract will you be truly saved. That is why it is absolutely necessary to go through and present the information in this tract before going on to page 11. Success in Evangelism is not whether we get someone to pray and receive Jesus as Savior and Lord, but whether he or she understands truly what it means to be a Christian and how to become one. Everything in this tract, including page 11 and 12 successfully accomplishes this goal.

Page 11 provides us a way to explain it again simply, clearly and illustratively through the diagram on this page. Through this diagram you are able to explain again clearly what the difference is between what it means to know and not know God. This page also introduces to the person, in most cases for the first time, the Bibleís teaching on the creation and constitution of man. For this reason, it is very important that you memorize word for word the above explained way to present this page because all content here is vital for them to understand. This illustration is a simple covering of Chapters -7- and -8- of this Section and Chapter 1 of Section 3.

Man does not understand that what his problem is, is not what he does or does not do, but his dead spirit, that what he does he does out of the initiative of his soul and flesh, not by Jesusí initiative through the Holy Spirit through His human spirit. Page 11 makes this clear and also explains more clearly what we mean by receiving Jesus as Savior and Lord. By the time you have shared this page the person should clearly understand what all you have shared with them and be ready to make an intelligent decision to receive or reject Jesus as Savior and Lord and what the consequences are if he or she does not.

DPK: The following explains how you can know Jesus personally: The way you come to know Jesus is by Literally inviting Him into your Heart. What is stated here is a suggested prayer. It states:

"Jesus, I confess to You that I am a sinner and repent of my known sins. I ask You now to come into my heart as Savior from my sins and as Lord of my life. Heavenly Father, thank You for forgiving my sins through Your Sonís death and shed blood on the cross and that I now have eternal life. Now take control of my life, and through Your Holy Spirit lead me into your will and plan for my life; in Lord Jesus Christ of Nazarethís name , amen"

Would you like to pray and ask Jesus into your heart?

B: Yes, I would!

DPK: Then I will pray this prayer again right now slowly. Repeat it after me:

(Phrase by phrase, the prayer is prayed out loud together)

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The purpose of page 12: It is not enough to explain to a person what it means to be a Christian and how to become one, we are not done until we have challenged and encouraged them to receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

Often times even though people know they need to receive Jesus, they are not able to take that final step. They are held back for many reasons. They know that receiving Jesus as Savior from their sins and as Lord of their life is the right thing to do, but are not able on their own to release their faith to make this most important life decision. That is where you and I come in. Only as we confront and encourage them to receive Jesus Christ do they then find the courage to make this decision. This is what Paul is talking about in Romans 1:17 when he states,

"For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith as it is written, ĎBut the righteous man shall live by faith.í"

This in fact is why Jesus commands us to share our faith with others. Men and women are only able to release their faith in Jesus as they see and hear the faith we have in Jesus. Our faith gives them the courage to have saving faith and receive Jesus as Savior and Lord. From faith to faith.

The prayer on this page also introduces them right off to the Trinity and the involvement of the Trinity-God in their lives, even in the process of praying for salvation.

DPK: Did you just pray and ask Jesus into your heart?

B: Yes.

DPK: If you did, then according to Jesusí promise in Revelation 3:20, where is He right now in relation to You?

B: In my heart?

DPK: The Bible teaches, Bill, that to have Jesus in your heart

is to have Eternal Life. God the Father testifies through the Apostle John in 1 John 5:11-12,

"And the witness is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has the life, he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life."

God the Father tells us that there is only one thing which determines whether or not we have eternal life and will go to heaven, and that is by whether or not we have his Son Jesus Christ living in us.

Jesus gives us a further promise in Hebrews 13:5 which solidifies this truth. He tells us: "I will never ever desert you, nor will I ever ever ever forsake you." Jesus promises us emphatically in this passage that he will not leave or desert us once we have invited Him in. Because this is true, the Fatherís promise becomes all the more meaningful that to have the son is to have eternal life. If Jesus will not leave us forever, then, so to speak, if the Father were to kick you out of heaven, he would have to kick His Son out also, because Jesus said He would never, never, never leave or forsake you.

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The Purpose of Page 13 is to give the New Christian assurance of salvation and to help them understand the significance of what they just did in prayer. This page also helps you to know if they really did just pray and receive Jesus as Savior and Lord.

Sometimes people just want to please you and make you think they are sincere and so will pray the prayer with you, but only the prayer prayed with sincerity and faith will lead to salvation. If the person does not understand and cannot answer these questions as was demonstrated above, he or she probably does not really understand what they are doing. In that case you need to go over Revelation 3:20 with them again, explaining that Jesus wants to enter into a personal relationship with them and that the prayer is just for the purpose of helping them invite Him in. You also need to explain to them again what receiving Him means: that they are receiving Him as Savior AND Lord, Lord meaning they are letting go of their lives to now allow Him to lead them into His will and purpose for their lives.

When you have done that, then ask them again if they would like to receive Jesus again, only this time with saving faith. If they are not sincere, they will tell you so and you can leave a tract with them to read again on their own later. If sincere, this time when you pray with them they will experience salvation.

Some times it is just a difficulty of releasing faith. In this case you just need to gently re-explain and coach them until they understand and can pray with saving faith. I have a real live testimony of just such a case that took place on the field in Section 6, Chapter 3 titled "The Faith that Saves."

DPK: Bill, now that you have received Jesus as Savior and Lord the following things are true:

  1. One, you have been united with Jesus in His death and thus his death has paid the penalty of all your sins past present and future never needing to be paid again.

  2. Two, you have received Godís eternal indestructible life in the person of Jesus Christ and thus eternal life which means you are saved and going to Heaven.

  3. Three, You have received and are sealed in the Holy Spirit which means your human spirit has been brought back to life and made one spirit with the Holy Spirit which means you are born-again and have entered back into unhindered communion and relationship with God.

  4. Four, You are now Godís adopted child which means you inherit His kingdom.

Bill, do you have a Bible?

Bill: Yes I do!

DPK: Bill, when you get home I encourage you to look up the passages listed after each of these points here in the tract.

Bill: Okay!

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Concerning Page 14: You want to encourage the New Christian to look up and read the Scriptures at the end of each of these points. It will encourage and solidify the meaning of their salvation.

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DPK: Bill in order to grow in Jesus, you need to do the following three things: first, you must learn to know what is truly Jesusí voice. Jesus said: "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them." Bill I have four books here which teach you how to know what is truly Jesusí voice. They are the following: Jesus Is the Answer to Your Needs, Understanding Your Salvation in Jesus, Experiencing Jesusí Forgiveness Daily, and How to Bring a Person to Saving Faith in Jesus Christ Bill, these books can be ordered on the website address listed in the back of this tract, but what I would like to do right now is give you this book titled Jesus Is the Answer to Your Needs. This is because this book will give you assurance of Salvation, it will also teach you how to relate to Jesus in prayer for the answer to your needs, how to know what is truly Jesusí voice, how to know what is Jesusí will and plan for your life, and how to succeed in that plan. I encourage you to start reading this immediately. Bill, I also want to encourage you to read through the Gospel of John in your Bible. This Gospel talks about who Jesus is and His desire to have a personal relationship with each of us individually, so I encourage you to read that also.

Bill: Okay! Great!

Page 15: At this point you want to arrange with the person when the two of you can get together to go over what they are learning from the reading of this book. In the inside back cover of WEL are listed the four books mentioned on discipleship that are vital for spiritual growth and maturity.

These four books on discipleship are also what you will be learning in four Sections of this Textbook on Evangelism (Sections -1-, -3-, -4- & -5-). As much as is possible, you will want to take them through all four books. What they learn in these four books will lay a foundation, if put into practice, which will assure their ongoing growth and maturity in Jesus and how to deal with most issues they will encounter in their walk with Jesus. Chapter 9 of Section 5 titled "How to Disciple a New Christian" explains the value of each of these books for Discipleship training and how to take the New Christian through them.

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Second, Bill to grow in Jesus you need to become an active part of a fellowship of Christians. The Bible teaches:

"And let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another and all the more, as you see the day drawing near." (Hebrews 10:24-25)

Bill, do you belong to a Church?

Bill: No.

DPK: Bill, if you are interested, you are more than welcome to come and fellowship at our church. Here is a church brochure which explains the times of our services. Bill, if you would like to attend church with me this Sunday, when I am done sharing with you the information in WEL, we can work out details for getting together Sunday morning. Okay?

Bill: Ya! That sounds Great!

DPK: Third, Bill once you are established in a church you need to be baptized in water in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Jesus said: ". . . make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit." Water Baptism is our witnessing to the World we have received Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and our first opportunity to show we have really made Jesus Lord of Our lives by obeying his first command to us.

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Page 16: If the person does not have a Church, invite them to your Church, then make whatever arrangements you need to to go together if needed. Once you get to Church, introduce them to the Pastor and to as many brethren as is convenient so they can begin to make new friends in the family of God. Also encourage them about the importance of water baptism and encourage them to talk with the Pastor about this important step in their walk with Jesus.

If you are able, also call them during the week to see how they are getting along and to answer any questions they may have. Become their friend. Also encourage them to begin reading the Bible, especially the Gospel of John to start with. The Gospel of John focuses on the relational aspect of our walk with Jesus. If they do not have a Bible, give them one. Take some New Testaments along with you when you go witnessing so you can give them one if they do not already have one. You can buy some for as little as a $1.00 a New Testament.

DPK: Bill, if a person has truly received Jesus as Savior and Lord it will be evidenced by their unashamed public confession of Jesus as Savior and Lord. Bill, it is important that you share with your family and friends that today you Received Jesus as Savior and Lord. This will solidify the decision and commitment that you made today, okay?

Bill: Okay! I'll do that.

DPK: Bill let me start this over, if a person has truly received Jesus as Savior and Lord it will be evidence by their unashamed public confession of Jesus as Savior and Lord, by their love for the Children of God, by their changed life, by their ongoing growing relationship with God, by their obedience to Jesusí commands, by their hunger and thirst for righteousness, and by their hatred toward sin. Bill, when you have time, I encourage you to look up the passages after each of these points also.

Bill: Okay!

DPK: Bill, the Bible states: "But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name." Godís Word states that once you receive Jesus, you become His child. If you are His child and I am His child, what does that make us?

Bill: Brothers?

DPK: Welcome to the family of God brother (While shaking his hand)!

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Page 17 New Christians need to understand clearly the meaning of their commitment right off the start. Often for Christians their walk with Jesus becomes nothing more than, "Ten years ago I gave my life to Jesus;" Or, "Yes, I go to Church;" but as far as His will and plan for their lives, they are not interested. This is not always their fault. In many cases they did not receive any discipleship training after coming to know Jesus and they are not aware of what Jesus really desires of them in their walk with Him. This is why followup after commitment is so important. When they are freshly new born babes in Jesus is when they will be most receptive to discipleship training. They need to start seeking Jesus for His will and plan for their lives immediately and get into the habit of walking in it immediately. For this reason you need to pursue discipleship training with them as much as is possible without bruising the fruit.

This is where Page 17 comes in. This page allows you to explain to them in closing what their now knowing Jesus means, not just going to Church on Sunday, but an exchange of ownership and purpose: Jesus now owns them through having purchased them with His blood; and a new purpose: the will and plan He has for their lives. Page 17 encourages them of the importance of taking this new commitment seriously and to their needing to pursue it with all their hearts and not just make it a passive nominal commitment.

Example of a Negative Reaction to Receiving Jesus: What I have just illustrated is a positive reaction to the Gospel. My presentation of the Gospel did not actually end this way with Bill. After presenting the Gospel up to the explanation of the difference between a self-controlled life and a Christ-controlled life, when I asked Bill which life was his, he said the Self-controlled life. Our conversation then went as follows:

DPK: Would you like to pray and ask Jesus into your heart?

Bill: No, I am happy right where I am.

DPK: Bill, if you ever decide you would like to receive Jesus as Savior and Lord, the following explains how you can know Jesus personally: The Way, You come to know Jesus is by literally Inviting Jesus into your Heart. What is stated here is a suggested prayer. It states,

"Jesus, I confess to You that I am a sinner and repent of my known sins. I ask You now to come into my heart as Savior from my sins and as Lord of my life. Heavenly Father, thank You for forgiving my sins through Your Sonís death and shed blood on the cross and that I now have eternal life. Now take control of my life, and through Your Holy Spirit lead me into your will and plan for my life; in Lord Jesus Christ of Nazarethís name , amen."

Bill, would you like to pray and ask Jesus into your heart?

Bill: No, not really.

DPK: Bill, did you understand the contents of this tract, what it means to be a Christian and how to become one?

Bill: Yes.

DPK: Bill, thank You for giving me ten minutes of your time to share this with you and get your reaction. You may keep this book to look at for yourself. Bill concerning your earlier question about whether Moses was the first person to receive the ten commandments or not: nothing in the Bible indicates that Moses was the first person to receive the ten commandments. All it does indicate is that at a point in time, God did give Moses His moral laws by which to manage His people. The Bible teaches that Godís moral character never changes. The day God created Adam and Eve, the moral law contained in the ten commandments was as much in play as when God gave the ten commandments to Moses. The fact that God did give Moses the ten commandments was proved absolutely true through the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Again this is the significance of the Resurrection: it proves to us that the claims of Jesus Christ are absolutely true. Jesus always referred to the first five books of the Bible as the Law of Moses and quoted repeatedly from it and the Old Testament to back his authority for what he had to say. Jesus claimed that the Old Testament was absolutely true truth morally and historically. The events which took place in the Old Testament really did take place. Jesus proved to us that they did and that the moral law of the Old Testament really was given to Moses by God by coming back from the dead to prove to us that it was absolutely true truth. Tell your Western-Civ teacher to die, lay in a warm grave for three days and then come back from the dead physically alive to prove his claims and then you can base your life on what he claims is true.

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I then gave Bill two of my books to read for further consideration on the discussion titled: Understanding Your Salvation in Jesus and The Bible: Godís Word Absolutely. The second book documents the absolute reliability of the Bible through manuscript transmission, historically, scientifically, and prophetically. The content of both of these books is part of the training material contained in this textbook in Sections 3 and -7-.

Explaining this answer to Bill to begin with may have been just this simple. It may not have been. We may have gotten off into a long discussion on the matter, Bill would have had to leave for a class and I would not have succeeded in explaining to Bill what it meant to be a Christian and how to become one. All I would have done is impress him with my intelligence, but would have failed to explain to him what it meant to be a Christian and how to become one. This is why I asked him to wait until the presentation was completed, then we could spend all night discussing his Western-Civ class and other matters which might have been blocking him from releasing his faith in Jesus as Savior and Lord.

In Billís case, I was convinced Bill had a moral problem and was trying to justify it with his Western Civ Teacherís argument. Evangelism is not arguing with people to become a Christian. Evangelism is explaining to a person what it means to be a Christian and how to become one. If you communicate that in your presentation of the Gospel, you will have had a successful time of presenting the Gospel. I had a successful time of presenting the Gospel to Bill and was able also in the end to answer his arguments against the Gospel; but I did it without failing to first explain to him what it meant to be a Christian and how to become one. Section 6 titled, Testimonies of Evangelism on The Field, give several case examples of the kind of arguments you might encounter on the field and how to deal with them. Also Chapter 2 of Section 3 titled, "Knowing Jesus Is Eternal Life," goes into greater depth about the meaning, value and use of What Is Eternal Life? in Evangelism.

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