Thursday, March 07, 2013

Too anxious to get to the Gospel?

Francis Schaeffer once was asked the question, “What would you do if you met a really modern man on a train and you had just an hour to talk to him about the gospel?” He replied, “I have said over and over, I would spend 45-50 minutes on the negative, to really show him his dilemma that he is morally dead, and then I would take 10-15 minutes to preach the gospel. I believe that much of our evangelistic and personal work today is not clear simply because we are too anxious to get to the answer without having a man realize the real cause of his sickness, which is true moral guilt in the presence of God.”

1 comment:

  1. What I have loved about Francis Schaeffer is that he can cut right to the heart of the issue. When people feel the pain acute enough they are ready for the solution, ie when the furnace is out and the house is cold, they will listen to solutions, when the house is warm forget it.