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Are These Christians Kidding Or Serious?? by justlove91(m): 10:02pm On Feb 07, 2017
When I was in school, it occurs frequently that people would be given leaflet by Christians with the aim of spreading the Gospel to the sinners for their salvation. These leaflets often end with something like "To give your life to Christ now, say this prayer.......... congratulations, you're now a child of God."


This often get me thinking are these people serious or just kidding? Did they actually expect anybody to just accept Christ by reading a leaflet not more than 300 words? Did they think it is that simple/easy to change ones belief?


I can remember vividly it took me not less than one year of serious thinking and reading different points of view of people before I was able to be convinced that Islam is a cooked up religion by Mohammed and thus leave it.


I know these Christians believe what they're saying totally and because of that think they can just write some epistle with some Bible verses and expect people to just abandon their long held belief just like that.


Even the indoctrination of a child is not that fast considering the fact that this child or baby is a clean slate with no belief, yet it still takes continuous exposure of the baby to the belief before it sticks. But they expect a grown up man already holding on to some beliefs to just discard his belief for theirs.


So this got me asking: Did they actually expect to convert anybody by this method or they're just doing it for doing sake?

Maybe am wrong, does this method work?

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Re: Are These Christians Kidding Or Serious?? by agabaI23(m): 10:10pm On Feb 07, 2017
justlove91:
When I was in school, it occurs frequently that people would be given leaflet by Christians with the aim of spreading the Gospel to the sinners for their salvation. These leaflets often end with something like "To give your life to Christ now, say this prayer.......... congratulations, you're now a child of God."


This often get me thinking are these people serious or just kidding? Did they actually expect anybody to just accept Christ by reading a leaflet not more than 300 words? Did they think it is that simple/easy to change ones belief?


I can remember vividly it took me not less than one year of serious thinking and reading different points of view of people before I was able to be convinced that Islam is a cooked up religion by Mohammed and thus leave it.


I know these Christians believe what they're saying totally and because of that think they can just write some epistle with some Bible verses and expect people to just abandon their long held belief just like that.


Even the indoctrination of a child is not that fast considering the fact that this child or baby is a clean slate with no belief, yet it still takes continuous exposure of the baby to the belief before it sticks. But they expect a grown up man already holding on to some beliefs to just discard his belief for theirs.


So this got me asking: Did they actually expect to convert anybody by this method or they're just doing it for doing sake?

Maybe am wrong, does this method work?
Different people come to God differently. What converts is the spirit in the word and necessarily the written word. St Augustine of Hippo gave his life to Christ after listening to a Bishop he went.a church to ridicule.

Augustine was well read and was an intellectual. What caught his attention was the depth of the intellectual analysis with which the Bishop preached. Deep speaketh to deep.

It looks impossible but the God we worship can do it.

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Re: Are These Christians Kidding Or Serious?? by thesicilian: 10:25pm On Feb 07, 2017
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Re: Are These Christians Kidding Or Serious?? by justlove91(m): 10:55pm On Feb 07, 2017
agabaI23:
Different people come to God differently. What comverts is the spirit in the word and necessarily the written word. St Augustine of Hippo gave his life to christ after listening to a Bishop he went.a church to ridicule.

Augustine was well read and was an intellectual. What caught his attention was the depth of the intellectual analysis with which the Bishop preached. Deep speaketh to deep.

It looks impossible but the God we worship can do it.
But you cant compare listening to someone preach with just reading one small note. Have never seen anyone get converted through this method, have you?
Re: Are These Christians Kidding Or Serious?? by justlove91(m): 11:05pm On Feb 07, 2017
agabaI23:
Different people come to God differently. What comverts is the spirit in the word and necessarily the written word. St Augustine of Hippo gave his life to christ after listening to a Bishop he went.a church to ridicule.

Augustine was well read and was an intellectual. What caught his attention was the depth of the intellectual analysis with which the Bishop preached. Deep speaketh to deep.

It looks impossible but the God we worship can do it.
And does this "spirit" in the word choose people at random because I make sure I read all the ones given to me even those I pick up elsewhere, but still here am I.

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Re: Are These Christians Kidding Or Serious?? by agabaI23(m): 4:50am On Feb 08, 2017
justlove91:

And does this "spirit" in the word choose people at random because I make sure I read all the ones given to me even those I pick up elsewhere, but still here am I.
We are not the same all through. You are dealt with individually. Not everyone can be converted with a short message. Some will just read that and it awaken their curiosity to know more. Exactly what happened to Augustine. He listened and wanted to know more. He approached the bishop after the event. The rest is story now
Re: Are These Christians Kidding Or Serious?? by agabaI23(m): 4:53am On Feb 08, 2017
justlove91:

But you cant compare listening to someone preach with just reading one small note. Have never seen anyone get converted through this method, have you?
You never can say. You may never know if this tract actually helped your awakening.

You grow but you dont know when your body change in length but you growth.

To some conversion may be spontaneous while to others, it is gradual. Peace
Re: Are These Christians Kidding Or Serious?? by justlove91(m): 6:38am On Feb 08, 2017
agabaI23:
We are not the same all through. You are dealt with individually. Not everyone can be converted with a short message. Some will just read that and it awaken their curiosity to know more. Exactly what happened to Augustine. He listened and wanted to know more. He approached the bishop after the event. The rest is story now
Yea, this can happen but only to those who already have no strongly held belief and I think the percentage is low because I have some Muslim friends that though they don't pray, fast and do all sort of things, they still strongly hold on to their Islamic faith and are not ready to look into anything else .
Re: Are These Christians Kidding Or Serious?? by alfarouq(m): 7:51am On Feb 08, 2017
justlove91:
When I was in school, it occurs frequently that people would be given leaflet by Christians with the aim of spreading the Gospel to the sinners for their salvation. These leaflets often end with something like "To give your life to Christ now, say this prayer.......... congratulations, you're now a child of God."


This often get me thinking are these people serious or just kidding? Did they actually expect anybody to just accept Christ by reading a leaflet not more than 300 words? Did they think it is that simple/easy to change ones belief?


I can remember vividly it took me not less than one year of serious thinking and reading different points of view of people before I was able to be convinced that Islam is a cooked up religion by Mohammed and thus leave it.


I know these Christians believe what they're saying totally and because of that think they can just write some epistle with some Bible verses and expect people to just abandon their long held belief just like that.


Even the indoctrination of a child is not that fast considering the fact that this child or baby is a clean slate with no belief, yet it still takes continuous exposure of the baby to the belief before it sticks. But they expect a grown up man already holding on to some beliefs to just discard his belief for theirs.


So this got me asking: Did they actually expect to convert anybody by this method or they're just doing it for doing sake?

Maybe am wrong, does this method work?
My friend, if you think Islam is a cooked up religion, then you are in for a long thing.
Reading something about Islam from bias writers is bound to land you an eternity of regrets. Read through the Quran yourself and make your deductions, afterall that's why we are endowed with brains.
Re: Are These Christians Kidding Or Serious?? by akintom(m): 8:05am On Feb 08, 2017
alfarouq:

My friend, if you think Islam is a cooked up religion, then you are in for a long thing.
Reading something about Islam from bias writers is bound to land you an eternity of regrets. Read through the Quran yourself and make your deductions, afterall that's why we are endowed with brains.
isn't the Quran written by man? The summary of the deductions from Quran, is not different from that of the Bible - assumptions.
Re: Are These Christians Kidding Or Serious?? by randomperson: 10:06am On Feb 08, 2017
agabaI23:
We are not the same all through. You are dealt with individually. Not everyone can be converted with a short message. Some will just read that and it awaken their curiosity to know more. Exactly what happened to Augustine. He listened and wanted to know more. He approached the bishop after the event. The rest is story now
But if the holy spirit is the one who converts, does it mean he fails many times since most people never convert
Re: Are These Christians Kidding Or Serious?? by agabaI23(m): 10:18am On Feb 08, 2017
randomperson:

But if the holy spirit is the one who converts, does it mean he fails many times since most people never convert
No he doesn't fail. You have your free will to accept or not to accept. He cannot force you accept. He will expose the truth to you based on your willingness to embrace the truth

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