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If You Don't Win Soul You Are Not A Christian? by desiredhome: 11:28am On Apr 28, 2019
So the pastor preaching stated that if you don't win soul you are not a Christian.
Don't agree with this statement seeing majority of the members not representing Christ, not judging though, Sounding like when someone goes to Church you are automatically a Christian
I can't ask the pastor because the system will not allow.
Re: If You Don't Win Soul You Are Not A Christian? by correctyourself(m): 11:30am On Apr 28, 2019
desiredhome:
So the pastor preaching stated that if you don't win soul you are not a Christian.
Don't agree with this statement seeing majority of the members not representing Christ, not judging though, Sounding like when someone goes to Church you are automatically a Christian
I can't ask the pastor because the system will not allow.


Go and read John 3:17
Re: If You Don't Win Soul You Are Not A Christian? by desiredhome: 12:52pm On Apr 28, 2019
correctyourself:


Go and read John 3:17

For God send His son to save the world.....

God sent His son to save us through our righteousness not hypocrisy.
Winning a soul is different from winning a member, which he was doing like
You have to be saved before you can save others,
more like you are not a Christian if you don't go to Church,

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Re: If You Don't Win Soul You Are Not A Christian? by correctyourself(m): 1:04pm On Apr 28, 2019
desiredhome:


For God send His son to save the world.....

God sent His son to save us through our righteousness not hypocrisy.
Winning a soul is different from winning a member, which he was doing like
You have to be saved before you can save others,
more like you are not a Christian if you don't go to Church,

Read it on KJV
Re: If You Don't Win Soul You Are Not A Christian? by paxonel(m): 6:03pm On Apr 28, 2019
desiredhome:
So the pastor preaching stated that if you don't win soul you are not a Christian.
Don't agree with this statement seeing majority of the members not representing Christ, not judging though, Sounding like when someone goes to Church you are automatically a Christian
I can't ask the pastor because the system will not allow.

op, what does it mean to win a saul?
Is it preaching to fellow christians who are committing sin or to convert non christians(example: a muslim)into christianity?
Re: If You Don't Win Soul You Are Not A Christian? by Uyi168: 10:17pm On Apr 28, 2019
Christians don't win souls..
What they do is steal each others members..
grin
Re: If You Don't Win Soul You Are Not A Christian? by desiredhome: 12:17pm On Apr 29, 2019
paxonel:
op, what does it mean to win a saul?
Is it preaching to fellow christians who are committing sin or to convert non christians(example: a muslim)into christianity?

Winning of soul as a christian, is preaching to those in the world, those who are still in sin, eg adultery, armrobbers, etc to repent and come to Christ as a new creature.
It takes a true born again Christian to do that,

To your question, anybody who still delight his/her self in sin is not a born again, those are the people that need to repent, irrespective of your religion, you must detest sin
unfortunately, many of the Churches today don't care if you are into sin or not because all they are after is the size of the Church, before now there was discipline for those that sin, but now sin is like normal thing.
So when they make such statement, I don't understand, hardly will you hear repentance from the pulpit....
Re: If You Don't Win Soul You Are Not A Christian? by paxonel(m): 4:34pm On Apr 29, 2019
desiredhome:


Winning of soul as a christian, is preaching to those in the world, those who are still in sin, eg adultery, armrobbers, etc to repent and come to Christ as a new creature.
It takes a true born again Christian to do that,

To your question, anybody who still delight his/her self in sin is not a born again, those are the people that need to repent, irrespective of your religion, you must detest sin
unfortunately, many of the Churches today don't care if you are into sin or not because all they are after is the size of the Church, before now there was discipline for those that sin, but now sin is like normal thing.
So when they make such statement, I don't understand, hardly will you hear repentance from the pulpit....
can you please help us indicate a scripture that show any christian wining a soul by preaching that the person should repent ?
Re: If You Don't Win Soul You Are Not A Christian? by desiredhome: 12:37am On Apr 30, 2019
paxonel:
can you please help us indicate a scripture that show any christian wining a soul by preaching that the person should repent ?
Please I'm trying to understand you .....repentance is abstaining from sin, when you do something wrong, your conscience will tell you, so?
Let me know your own definition
Re: If You Don't Win Soul You Are Not A Christian? by paxonel(m): 6:28am On Apr 30, 2019
desiredhome:

Please I'm trying to understand you .....repentance is abstaining from sin, when you do something wrong, your conscience will tell you, so?
Let me know your own definition
i define it the same way too.
But does that mean that if one abstain from sin his soul has been won?
Is there any scripture to show that abstaining from sin translate to the person's soul being won?

Thats my question
Re: If You Don't Win Soul You Are Not A Christian? by desiredhome: 10:25am On Apr 30, 2019
paxonel:
i define it the same way too.
But does that mean that if one abstain from sin his soul has been won?
Is there any scripture to show that abstaining from sin translate to the person's soul being won?

Thats my question

Winning of soul means accepting Christ as your Lord and Saviour, it mean living a Christlike life, Christ have his commandments which you must obey and follow.
The question now is those professing to be Christians are they really Christlike in the deed?
Christ means peace, love......etc and if we keep to his commandments we will have peace here on earth.

But today's most Churches hardly preach repentance, they have change this same soul winning to members winning which is not helping the society
Re: If You Don't Win Soul You Are Not A Christian? by paxonel(m): 5:47pm On Apr 30, 2019
desiredhome:


Winning of soul means accepting Christ as your Lord and Saviour,
this your first statement is correct

it mean living a Christlike life
this your second statement contradict your first statement, therefore it has nothing to do with the first.

Lets understand what you are saying.
Accepting christ as your lord and savior is one thing.
Do you accept christ by living rightly like christ?
If yes, what do you say about muslims or atheists who lives rightly like christ, are their souls won like that?
Re: If You Don't Win Soul You Are Not A Christian? by desiredhome: 7:12pm On Apr 30, 2019
paxonel:
this your first statement is correct
this your second statement contradict your first statement, therefore it has nothing to do with the first.

Lets understand what you are saying.
Accepting christ as your lord and savior is one thing.
Do you accept christ by living rightly like christ?
If yes, what do you say about muslims or atheists who lives rightly like christ, are their souls won like that?

It's all about righteousness, of course you know what repentance is, giving your life to Christ as in winning of souls is living and behaving like Christ like I said before.
There are different believe or region that have their own practice as yours too but it all geared towards righteous living, and above all despite our different religion or believe, there is one God.
Life is all about living right, we reap
Re: If You Don't Win Soul You Are Not A Christian? by robosky02(m): 7:31am On Apr 28, 2020
@ desiredhome


When you finish you come and insult your seniors abi


Be guidede....if you will win soul
Re: If You Don't Win Soul You Are Not A Christian? by desiredhome: 9:53am On Apr 28, 2020
robosky02:

@ desiredhome


When you finish you come and insult your seniors abi


Be guidede....if you will win soul
Pls how do you mean? I've I insulted you before? Pls don't misunderstand me... thank you
Re: If You Don't Win Soul You Are Not A Christian? by karo93: 10:52am On Apr 28, 2020
paxonel:
this your first statement is correct
this your second statement contradict your first statement, therefore it has nothing to do with the first.

Lets understand what you are saying.
Accepting christ as your lord and savior is one thing.
Do you accept christ by living rightly like christ?
If yes, what do you say about muslims or atheists who lives rightly like christ, are their souls won like that?

Romans 10.9-10 says it all;
Steps to be saved....

1. If thou shalt confess Jesus as LORD
2. Believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead

John 3.16 says those that believe in him will not perish....

Thats all.... Anyone that believes is a christian as long as he continues to believe.

So an armed robber and kidnapper that already believes in Jesus is a christian.....an irresponsible, uncommitted one at that but he believes.....


The souls we should be celebrating that we are winning should be those that did not previously believe.

Living like christ should be as a result of believing in christ and being saved....not the criteria or steps to take to be saved. As you said there can be holy muslims and buddhist and hindu living like christ in the sense of the word but do not believe

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Re: If You Don't Win Soul You Are Not A Christian? by paxonel(m): 10:59am On Apr 28, 2020
karo93:


Romans 10.9-10 says it all;
Steps to be saved....

1. If thou shalt confess Jesus as LORD
2. Believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead

John 3.16 says those that believe in him will not perish....

Thats all.... Anyone that believes is a christian as long as he continues to believe.

So an armed robber and kidnapper that already believes in Jesus is a christian.....an irresponsible, uncommitted one at that but he believes.....


The souls we should be celebrating that we are winning should be those that did not previously believe.

Living like christ should be as a result of believing in christ and being saved....not the criteria or steps to take to be saved. As you said there can be holy muslims and buddhist and hindu living like christ in the sense of the word but do not believe
you are on point sir
Re: If You Don't Win Soul You Are Not A Christian? by Acehart: 11:29am On Apr 28, 2020
desiredhome:
So the pastor preaching stated that if you don't win soul you are not a Christian.
Don't agree with this statement seeing majority of the members not representing Christ, not judging though, Sounding like when someone goes to Church you are automatically a Christian
I can't ask the pastor because the system will not allow.


The only qualifications that makes one saved are: one’s confession that Jesus Christ is Lord and God; and one’s unflinching belief in His resurrection. Any other gospel apart from these is of Satan.

These qualifications can only be achieved through preaching from one who is already saved. But the power to convert anyone is solely the duty of the Spirit of Christ. To hoodwink one to believe that preaching is a criterion for salvation is false; however, anyone who is saved carries the burden of the Savior in his heart - salvation of sinners. Hence, Preaching becomes an evidence of one’s purchase in Christ.

But I have noticed that many preachers make sincere errors: I mean they don’t have good mastery of the English language and the scriptures, hence, they convey their messages erroneously. I would guess that he meant: if you don’t preach or win souls, it shows you aren’t saved. So this is where his error should be corrected: a Christian must preach (not the soulish, spiritless methods used in mass evangelism that characterizes our day); and the Holy Spirit wins (some) souls through our preaching.

Yet, I have noticed in my own life that for preaching to he effective, your life must be pleasing to the sinners around you. Their love for the manner of your daily lifestyle and interaction with them makes your conversation (Preaching) concerning Jesus Christ more acceptable especially when you attribute the nature of your character to Christ’s transforming influence.

Please give the preacher the benefit of a doubt; yet, if his fruits, his church members, are the sour kind (not representing Christ), it is a sign that Christ is not in that church.

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