These are 7 lies of the devil with regard to evangelism; and then 7 possibilities from God. I delivered these to the Jews for Jesus Summer Campaign volunteers last week.
Lie #2. People change like rocks change.
i.e. Never. And if they do, it’s unusual and not to be expected – like a landslide.
But the devil wants you to think of people like rocks. And what do you do with rocks? You stare and them and do nothing. He wants you to think this, so that you’ll do nothing. Or be like a geologist: stare and study and discuss, but expect no change.
But I reckon people are shakier than that. They are more like a reed in the wind, blowing here and there. Most people, I don't think, have a particularly compelling reason to believe what they believe. Some do. Many do. But most don't.
After all, didn't Jesus speak about how it feels and what happens when one builds a house on sand?
So I often say to people: "You aren’t really sure about that, are you?" And "you know that what Jesus says is good and worthwhile!"
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