“Come on give him a chance, he’s not all that bad. And besides, what have you got to lose?” – ‘YIKES!’
“Biblical evangelism is always, without exception, law to the proud and grace to the humble. Never will you see Jesus giving the gospel, the good news, the cross, the grace of our God, to a proud, arrogant, self-righteous person. No, no. With the law he breaks the hard heart and with the gospel he heals the broken heart.”Ray Comfort, Hell’s Best Kept Secret
At the very heart of man’s issue with God is man’s own heart.
As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.Romans 3:10-12
Imagine if you would, that you have hired a carpenter to repair your house. And when he arrived, he began to smash about here and there with hammers and saws and every other sort of instrument, and it became very clear that he had no idea of what he was trying to accomplish. You begin to wonder if he has even read the plans.
Although his intentions may have been honorable, he lacked the knowledge and skills required to perform the task.
Evangelism is no different. Paul cautioned Timothy saying:
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.2 Timothy 2:15
Desiring to share your faith is a natural response to genuine salvation. You don’t have to be an expert before you start. However, it is good advice to get good training and to practice often with other more seasoned evangelists.