Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Examine Your Self by John MacArthur

Showing someone that they may be a false convert is probably one of the toughest things to do in an evangelism encounter. 1. because it is never fun being the bad guy, 2. Because the false convert is so convinced that they are saved, despite their apparent and confessed lack of repentance, that it is a task that usually ends in frustration. So I decided to dedicate a section of my blog to articles and resources that help the Christian and/or the false convert see how they measure up to the standard of Gods word.

Today I was fishing around John MacArthurs website, looking for what now free sermon I was going to download, when I ran across a booklet. I think its an essential read and I will probably order some for my evangelism arsenal. Here is a quote from it,

"If you didn't come to Jesus Christ shattered over your sinfulness, and hungering and thirsting after righteousness, you are not a Christian. Some people come to Christ as if they are doing Him some great favor. Sometimes Christians reflect that same attitude by hoping some famous person will be saved because of his potential influence. But whoever wants to come to Jesus must come on His terms: mourning over his sin, and desiring righteousness." ~ John MacArthur, Examine Yourself booklet

Read tract here and/or order it here

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