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In Your Face Evangelism

Missionary work established in Mexico is going great guns with in-your-face confrontational witnessing. Seeing many people saved. So today I would like to hear criticism of this style of witnessing which is confrontational.

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 ---Mima on 6/4/07
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Personally, I don't like the in your face way, so I try not to do that. Some people however, can only be reached that way. It depends on the personality of the person you are witnessing to. For some, it's a fast way to turn them off. For some it's not.
---betty8468 on 5/31/08

In your face evangelism has a great impact on the unsaved, however Pual states that one will plant and one will water, but God gives the increase. Each person should be carefull of how he builds upon another foundation or he will be held accountable by God for placing a stumbling block in his brother or sisters path. I suggest that those who evangelize let the spirit lead them in witnessing to others.
---Marcia on 7/8/07

Confrontational evangelism is the way that Jesus did it. He did not beat around the bush, but He gave it to them all straight.
---Helen_5378 on 7/8/07

I just recently visited this evangelist in Chihuahua Mexico. Now some say,"Confrontational Evangelism is a foolish and unproductive activity" yet in little over three hours time I witnessed over 100 people praying with this evangelist asking Jesus Christ to come into their lives and save their souls. And for that reason I am certain that confrontational evangelism is not foolish but is very productive as concerns the kingdom of God!!

---mima on 7/7/07

"In you face" sounds rude to me. A person can be aggressive, and not be rude. You can get your point across very nicely without being rude, obnotious and in sombody's face.
If you want somebody to really try and hear you, whisper.
---sue on 6/9/07

When my in-your-face evangelist husband is talking to children about Jesus, he becomes a very quiet, gentle man. He does not use that technique for everyone. We need to remember that people are different and need to be witnessed to differently also.
---Susie on 6/8/07

Sometimes we have to get radical. If you are evangelizing, do what works! Sometimes people heads are very, very hard. Sitting there looking as if they are here to stay forever. They need to know they could die the next minute, and perhaps this will get their attention to make a decision for Christ. Whatever works. I don't use that approach but whose to say. We should be concerned about the souls of others. This is our fist duty as believers. We need to take our tasks seriously.
---Robyn on 6/7/07

I think it depends on which people you are witnessing too...some people will just leave when you say their going to hell...some poeple want to hear that they are loved by someone...some people dont believe in an invisible...but our God is an invisible God who does visible things woohoo...
so yea depends on who your ministering too, and how God leads you
---mark_B. on 6/7/07

"Confrontational Evangelism is a foolish and unproductive activity"

Please tell this to the hundreds of ex-felons who are now serving the Lord because they were presented with the gospel in this manner. Many of them are preaching today and using this kind of technique on the streets of cities today.
---Susie on 6/7/07

No, don't like that type of witnessing, I don't think Jesus was "in your face." I grew up in South Carolina and was always taken aback and insulted when the Bob Jones group would accost me on the street and start telling me I was going to hell! I was already saved, but not to THEIR specifications!
---NVBarbara on 6/6/07

The preaching of Jesus Christ and Him crucified is very confrontational. When faced with the Cross, one either bends and repents, or they turn away. The preaching of the Cross is the only gospel that God will accept, and the only means of sinners getting saved.
---Helen_5378 on 6/6/07

Please consider the following verses carefully and see if Jesus would prefer a bold or a meek witness on His behalf: Pss 45:4, Zeph 2:3, 1 Cor 4:21, 2 Cor 10:1, Gal 5:23, Gal 6:1, Eph 4:2, Col 3:12, 1 Tim 6:11, 2 Tim 2:25, Titus 3:2, James 1:21 & 3:13, and 1 Peter 3:15.
---Anthony on 6/5/07

If you're taking opinions: mine is I hate that kind of witnessing. But, if it works for some, whatever, it's just not for me.
---sue on 6/5/07

It doesn't do a bit of good to get in someones face and scream at them. You can not make someone go to the alter. Let the Holy Ghost move in your words. Because the bible tells us that if we open up our mouth, Christ will fill it with words. It is rude to get into someone's face and scream at them.
---Rebecca_D on 6/5/07

Confrontational Evangelism is a foolish and unproductive activity. All you really accomplish is alienating a prospect from your activity and taint the prospect so he/she will not respond to normative evangelism activities.

If that is all you can do the best thing to do nothing. Leave the prospect alone, some one who actually trained and knows what they are doing my be able reach them.
---Phil_the_Elder on 6/5/07

Are you certain these people are being saved or could it be something else? Only Jesus Christ can save a lost doomned soul. Personally I can not see how getting in someone's face and demanding that they get saved is true salvation. After all,it is the working of the Person of the Holy Spirit who converts. We all need to understand man, what true conversion is.
---catherine on 6/5/07

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I find it offensive, and was turned off by it before I came to know the Lord. I had many Christian friends in high school. Those with a gentle, quiet spirit I listened to. The loud and pushy ones I ignored and ran from. I prefer to gently love people to the Lord.
---Madison1101 on 6/4/07

If people are being saved, then I suppose it could be a good thing. But are they truly being saved or are they just following whoever speaks the loudest? And what are they being saved from? If one is converting pagans or atheists, then that is a good thing. I am finding a lot of foreign missionaries are "converting" (and confusing) Catholics from those countries. Of course, if one can do that, then they were not strong to begin with.
---lorra8574 on 6/4/07

Conviction must come from within or there can be no true repentance. Without true repentance there will be no lasting reformation. "Brothers, If a man is overtaken in a fault, you which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering yourself, lest you be also tempted." Which would you prefer? That I would come at you with a rod, or in love, in the spirit of meekness? Who is a wise man among you? Show it thru your good behavior & meekness with wisdom.
---josef on 6/4/07

Mima..Keep up the good work. Don't ever be afraid of offending anyone by spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. If someone is offended, often times it is because they are convicted!
---Susie on 6/4/07

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its wrong,a hard core message of repentence,telling them what we are without jesus, then allowing conviction is the process.not badgerring them.
---tom2 on 6/4/07

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