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Deny Savior If Don't Witness

Do we deny our Savior if we don't witness to someone at work with the gospel?

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Let me put my comment in a form of a question. The Bible says we have an advocate before the father do you prefer this advocate to witness for you? If so perhaps you would want to witness for the father?
---mima on 3/14/11


Correction: my last post says the Bible does speak of "denying Christ"...etc. I meant to write the Bible does NOT.
---Donna66 on 3/14/11


A couple of Scriptures come to mind: Luk 9:26 For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels.
AND Rom 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth...

The Bible does speak of "denying Christ" by not "witnessing" at work or anywhere. We are left to apply these verses wherever they seem appropriate.
---Donna66 on 3/13/11


Where does it imply in Holy Word we deny Christ by not witnessing?

In fact where does it say we are to "witness"

seeing these terms are brought by the destructive religious ideas of mens "idea's" ABOUT a christianity then it would be SAFE to say follow Christ

one follows Christ through HIS Word ...we work out our OWN salvation not others

thats the problem with mainstream christianity the selling of christianity to build their BRAND and keep the money flowing into THEIR self-imposed ideas of christianity

one must IMPLY you deny Christ by not "witnessing" it is NOT in Holy Word of God

choose truth not lies of christian brands
---Rhonda on 3/13/11


Trav ... You are STILL not answering my question!!!

What of those NOT descended from Abraham, therefore never divorced.
---alan8566_of_uk on 2/28/11

Easy,hot rod. Answer mine. I've answered to extent of my knowledge....saying I don't know.
So what if we are not??
GOD is good/ righteous.
We've been blessed by faith. Have you not? Would you go to another GOD?
GOD commends,blesses any who honor and believe him.
Perhaps this scripture given by a prophet covers your question but, is "others" the put away Nth House?? Depends on meaning of outcast??
Isaiah 56:8
The Lord GOD, which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered unto him.
---Trav on 3/1/11




I always thought gentiles were the "goy", and many gentiles DO believe the Messiah has come.
---Donna66 on 2/26/11

Yes, interesting enough the woman at the well you would consider a "goy", or latin RC word "gentile".
Christ knew she was a "Lost Sheep of Israel". No body else seemed too except her and her people.
How do we know this? She said her father Jacob dug the well. She knew of a messiah coming.
The Sheep know their master voice. Even when they don't know they are a sheep.
John 10:27
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
---Trav on 3/1/11


Trav -- Ok, I think I'm getting it. But Romans says a lot of things-- what part of Romans applies most specifically to this?
---Donna66 on 2/28/11

All of Romans is too Judah and divorced house.
Rom 2: 15Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, ...)

Compare with Heb 8:10/Jer 31:33.
(Concerning Marriage/divorce of Nth House explaining, rejoining)
Romans 7
2For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth, but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.
Rom 9:4..Rom 9:25 As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people, and her beloved, which was not beloved.
---Trav on 3/1/11


No. They will seek him.
---Catherine on 3/1/11


Trav ... You are STILL not answering my question!!!

What of those NOT descended from Abraham, therefore never divorced. What about me and others like me. You don't seem to count us a gentiles, and so it would seem that Jesus did not come to save us.
---alan8566_of_uk on 2/28/11


Trav -- Ok, I think I'm getting it. But Romans says a lot of things-- what part of Romans applies most specifically to this? And are you saying the church is modern Israel? And everybody else is goyim? If so, why not say so?
---Donna66 on 2/28/11




Donna ... Thanks. I have tried to work out what Trav says, I think it is that Jews refers to descendants of Judah only, ---alan8566_of_uk on 2/27/11

It's clears up some when you reassemble Israel.

12 sons of Jacob/Israel. Collectively called Israel.
1 son named Judah. Slang for Judah is "jew".

Israel national family split in 1 Kings 12:16-24.
Judah, Benjamin ...the North House of ten is split from the Southern House of two.

Judah/Benjamin....were still contractually married to GOD. The other ten were "put away" divorced (gentilized),polluted along the way.
But...to be remarried...forgiven...redeemed. Under the Law they were divorced by. See Romans.
---Trav on 2/28/11


Donna ... Thanks.

I have tried to work out what Trav says, and I think it is that Jews refers to descendants of Judah only, and Gentiles refers to the other descendants of Abraham.

So, not being so descended, it means I am not a Gentile, so am not lost, so cannot be saved.

That though its only what I think trav is saying.

I hope he realises just how confused I am, and that he will try to clarify!
---alan8566_of_uk on 2/27/11


Alen 0f UK--//I think trav is saying that only the descendants of Judah should be called Jews//
Thank you for putting it succinctly so I can understand.
However, I think I'll continue to use the word "Jew" or
"Jewish" for those who consider themselves decendents of Abraham. It's
a term that's universally understood (regardless of it's historic innacuracy).
---Donna66 on 2/26/11


Trav -- I thought I was beginning to understand, but when you said ".Cousins are "goyim" by GOD's divorce, because they do not believe "Messiah" has come yet., I got confused again, sorry. (Guess I'm a hopeless case.) I always thought gentiles were the "goy", and many gentiles DO believe the Messiah has come.
---Donna66 on 2/26/11


Trav You have clarified a little ... a very little.

I am not descended from Judah, nor I am I descended from any of the sons of Abraham.

That appears to mean that I am not one of the "divorced" So I am not one of the "lost"

You seem to say that Jesus came only for the lost.

That means, since I am not lost, that I can't be saved.
---alan8566_of_uk on 2/27/11


I think trav is saying that only the descendants of Judah should be called Jews.
...a Jew, he will not know from which of those brothers he is actually descended.
What is to be our fate? ---alan8566_of_uk on 2/26/11

Judah...are Jews (Slang).

Yes they know very well of the other Cousins. Cousins are "goyim"by GOD's divorce, because they do not believe "Messiah" has come yet.
Kinda helps understand the "gentile" thing.

I don't know what happens.
GOD is a good GOD...he will do right.
Did you think you replaced Israel?
Perhaps you are. You didn't know of them (or care) and don't know where these "Lost Sheep" are now.
---Trav on 2/26/11


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I can't see why people put soooo much importance on a title of who they are. Unless you have some special birth record like Superman, if you're human, you are from the first humans to ever breathe God's air. ADAM & EVE. So the rest depends mainly on where your ancestors moved, lived, who they became.... but who's kidding who here? We're ALL from ONE SET OF PARENTS FROM THE GARDEN OF EDEN.
---Reba on 2/26/11


I think trav is saying that only the descendants of Judah should be called Jews.

However, if I meet someone who calls himself a Jew, he will not know from which of those brothers he is actually descended.

And my question to trav still unanswered ... what of us who are not descended from any of them? How does God regard us?

As lost, so can't be found? Or never belonging, and so were not lost, and so can't be saved?

But as we are all descended from A & E, the original sinners, we are sinners, so need salvation.

What is to be our fate? Can we be saved?
---alan8566_of_uk on 2/26/11


Trav -- I'm still puzzling.. weren't Israelites Jewish?
---Donna66 on 2/25/11

Not being a smart alecky....Are all your sisters named Donna because you are the best known?
Do you teach people to call all your sisters Donna. No. They are individuals. Known by their own. Loved for their individuality.

Reuben,Simeon and Levi,Judah,Zebulun,Issachar,
Dan,Gad,Asher,Naphtali,Josephand Benjamin.
Add Ephraim and Mannasseh...who count as one.

Donna....which one above is Jewish? It would better to call jews, Judeans. When they actually are.

Judah stands on their own...like the others do.

All sons of Israel, Israelites...
"TEN" are the Lost Sheep of Divorced Israel.
---Trav on 2/25/11


Trav -- I'm still puzzling.. weren't Israelites Jewish?
---Donna66 on 2/25/11


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Trav PLEASE tell us which of the disciples were not Jewish?
---alan8566_of_uk on 2/24/11

I can't tell you. Precept scriptures would have too....it does to those who look and listen..asking.

Judah/Benjamin were two nations of Israel, which was composed of 12. Judah Benjamin were the still married South house.
The Northern House of Israel, 10 nations is...still Israel..divorced.
Revelation 21:12
And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are names of twelve tribes of the children of Israel:

Revelation 21:14
The wall of the city had twelve foundations, in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
---Trav on 2/24/11


Trav PLEASE tell us which of the disciples were not Jewish?
---alan8566_of_uk on 2/24/11


trav --
NOT Jewish. What were they?
MOST people are taught that they were Jewish. ---Donna66 on 2/23/11

I was also taught this. Is not known except by precept. They were all Israelites. Paul says, he was from Benjamin. 1/2 of Benjamin broke with Judah at the separation of the two houses. Judas...by precept could be Judah, who sold his messiah in ignorance, regretful afterwards.

The other "TEN" are found representing each House/Nation of Israel in Rev posted.
Acts 26:7
Unto which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving God day and night, hope to come. ....
James 1:1
James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.
---Trav on 2/24/11


trav -- Could you forget sandcastles and personal insults for a moment...and explain in just a few (complete) sentences, why all the disciples were NOT Jewish. What were they?
MOST people are taught that they were Jewish.
---Donna66 on 2/23/11


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Trav,
All 12 disciples were Jewish. ---Mark_V. 2/21/11


Well, I started here and you got more confused in your square dancing doctrinal defense. Above is your original generalisation that is some dry sand in the foundation of your contextual/doctrinal confusion.

You've the erratic idea that you've supplanted what GOD covenanted.
Doing this you err in all your beautiful sand castling. Ooops, here comes a wave of Prophets! You argue with all the prophets and call Christ a failure.

Revelation 21:12
And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
---Trav on 2/23/11


Trav, Rom. 11:1-5 "Has God cast away His people?" First of all the same chapter does describe "casting away" of some Jewish people who don't believe (v.15). Second, notice Paul's answer to his own question: "Certainly not. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham" Thus Paul uses himself as an example to prove that God has not "cast away" His people. Who are "His people?" in the next three verses Paul refers to Israel's apostasy in the days of Elijah. God told His prophet, "I have reserved for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal" (v.4). I Elijah's time there were also two Israels. One followed Baal, the other followed God.
---Mark_V. on 2/21/11


Trav 2: continue,
Then Paul made this pointed application, "Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of Grace" (v.5). Just as in Elijah's time there was a faithful remnant of Israel, even so in Paul's time there was also a faithful remnant of believing Jews, who, like himself, had been saved by grace. Base on the context of Romans 11:1-5, it is the faithful remnant of Israel, made up of Jews like Paul, which God has certainly not "cast away" Those that are in Christ. All others are not the "Spiritual Israel of God." The issue is not race, bloodline, genealogy, or ethnicity, "but personal faith-a faith available to all.
---Mark_V. on 2/21/11


Trav,
All 12 disciples were Jewish. ---Mark_V. 2/21/11

For you, they may always be. Your doctrine must have it so. So be it.

There are no scriptures verifying your statements or you could/would have used them. Or any of your other opinions,called "False doctrine". In your case (maybe) just in "ingnorance/blindness doctrine". Never the less,you attempt to teach it.

Romans 11:1I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
Revelation 21:12
And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates,at the gates twelve angels,names written thereon, which are names of twelve tribes of children of Israel:
---Trav on 2/21/11


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Trav, the day has already come that many of the Jewish people welcomed their Messiah. All 12 disciples were Jewish. The Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost fell only on Jews. It was 3,000 Jews. The early church in Jerusalem was Jewish. Soon "a great many of the priests were obedient to the faith (Acts 6:7) As the early Jewish church expanded into the Roman world, this question was finally raised, "Is our Messiah only for us? What about the Gentiles?" The Spirit of the Lord broke through the fog and revealed what had been accomplished by the Messiah, the wall had come down. For He Himself is our separation..to created in Himself one new man from the two.
---Mark_V. on 2/21/11


Trav, I believe he is dreaming since they rejected the New Covenant and is now gone to the Gentiles.---Mark_V. on 2/17/11

Hmmm, well I see your point.
"V" has spoken and broken... GOD's covenant with day and night.
Jer 33:14 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will perform that good thing which I have promised unto the house of Israel and to the house of Judah.
20 Thus saith the LORD, If ye can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night, and that there should not be day and night in their season, ...
Jer 31:31 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:
Heb 8:8 :repeating
---Trav on 2/18/11


Trav -- you cleared up the meaning of your post...except for this: "Scriptural witness that, wisdom and knowledge gained is not possible for some, even though posted, and easy to prove". ---Donna66 on 2/17/11

The scriptures complete the sentences by observation/attachment to subject.
The point is by now, scripture should have:
Chastised/taught. Not evident. Using scripture witnesses...never learns.
Wiser...no. A just man....apparently not.
Read:
Psalm 94:10
He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know?
Proverbs 9:9
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.
---Trav on 2/18/11


Trav -- you cleared up the meaning of your post...except for this: "Scriptural witness that, wisdom and knowledge gained is not possible for some, even though posted, and easy to prove". Sorry to be picky, but, again, this is not a complete sentence and consequently says nothing to those who read it. (Could you proof read just a little?)
---Donna66 on 2/17/11


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As to the question, in the mind, and great wisdom and knowledge of Trav, any attempts to witness to anyone other then Jews is really not worth a can of beans unless there are Jews at your work, neighbors, are around town, because as he puts it, only Jews will be saved. The house of Israel and the house of Judah, all others are only dreaming.
I believe he is dreaming since they rejected the New Covenant and is now gone to the Gentiles.
---Mark_V. on 2/17/11


many actually deny Jesus while giving witness to the gospel. selah.
---aka on 2/16/11


et al:

While I am passionate about witnessing, I do understand there are many ways to witness. I wear a "cheap witness" tee shirt that has a picture of Jesus and a scripture verse on it while I work out at the gym. Passing "tracts" is another way of witnessing. Your life shines a light that witnesses to the world.

But we must not forget that we are the workers in the Kingdom of God who are to plant and to water. God will give the increase but God will either use us or find someone else.

And God help us if He has to sidestep us.
---Mark_Eaton on 2/16/11


Trav -- I did not understand...
What were you trying to say to MarkV on 2/11?
---Donna66 on 2/13/11

Yeah,a passionate (adjectated)moment.ha.

Simplified, he is a legend in his own mind. He does self appraisals, I guess to convince himself, that he is not dogmatic and the spirit guides him.
There is much evidence of the first and no evidence of the latter.

The proverbs? Scriptural witness that, wisdom and knowledge gained is not possible for some, even though posted, and easy to prove.
---Trav on 2/14/11


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Trav -- I did not understand your complicated sentence...ah, rather, phrase... composed of an article and seven adjectives!
What were you trying to say to MarkV on 2/11?
---Donna66 on 2/13/11


Thank you aka :) I will do that. :)
---Mary on 2/13/11


//a Christian is either a negative witness or a positive witness.//

Mary, keep planting seeds until instructed or comforted otherwise.
---aka on 2/12/11


I confess to being one of the "shy" ones. However, I leave pop-up Scripture cards at bus stops and other places and I write--and when I write, my heart comes out and I think I can minister to both the saved and the unsaved then--I pray I do anyway. I LOVE to write!
---Mary on 2/12/11


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WIVV -- Very true. I've known some Christians, on the job or elsewhere, whom I wish would not tell anybody they are a Christian!
---Donna66 on 2/12/11


A Christian is ALWAYS a witness - a Christian is either a negative witness or a positive witness. It has been my experience that if I live a life that brings glory to Christ, people will ask me questions that allow me to present Christ as Savior. (But first, a person has to see Christ in your life.
---wivv on 2/12/11


Donna I agree. God knows the heart of each person so He is accepting where others judge. Someone who may be too shy to witness but has the desire to see people saved,will most probably, be better in God's eyes than an arrogant "soul winner" who has the desire to quote a larger number during the next church service.God knows why we each do or don't do the things in our life.
---Reba on 2/12/11


Mark Eaton-- I, too would have a problem with the excuse,"it's too difficult." But many people are naturally shy, and though they may want to share the Gospel, they are quite truthful when they tell us "I don't know what to say". I would never try to shame such people who quite likely, already feel inadequate.

It may be all they need is encouragement and a little practice, somebody to get them STARTED. They may need a little help to rely more fully on the Lord, instead of on their own ability, when witnessing.
---Donna66 on 2/11/11


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Cluny, very good points when you said,

"Maybe if they don't know what to say, God doesn't want them to say ANYTHING."

We can see that same thing happening when Paul was forbidden by the Holy Spirit to preach the Gospel in the province of Asia, and was given the vision of a man in Europe calling across the waters, "Come over into Macedonia, and help us" one section of the world was sovereignly excluded from, and another section was sovereignly given, the privileges of the Gospel. It was the sovereign choice of God which brought the Gospel to the people of Europe and later to America, while the people of the eat, and north, and south were left in darkness.
---Mark_V. on 2/12/11


I just try not to be dogmatic about certain matters.
I allow the Spirit to guide me, and when I do, His works are always perfect.
---Mark_V. on 2/11/11

A fitting,noted and seen amazing self hypnosis appraisal.

Psalm 94:10
He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know?
Proverbs 9:9
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.
---Trav on 2/11/11


Mark E, thank you brother for your answer. I completely understand about those who just seat back with their ticket. I welcome you back. Blessings brother.
---Mark_V. on 2/11/11


\\I do agree with you. My problem is with the people who say "I just don't know what to say" or "its just too difficult". \\

But it's not your problem, Mark.

Maybe if they don't know what to say, God doesn't want them to say ANYTHING.

Remember that Jesus said that at the right time the Holy Spirit would inspire people what to say.
---Cluny on 2/11/11


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StrongAxe, MarkV, Donna66:

I do agree with you. My problem is with the people who say "I just don't know what to say" or "its just too difficult".

This life of Christ is not a life of comfort. He did not give His life a Ransom for Many so that we can sit back with our insurance policy and our tickets punched while doing nothing. We need to remember that we were once unsaved.

I also agree with the notion that our lives are a witness to others. However, this can only be seen when we are unlike the world and do things contrary to the world. We must stand out and the world takes notice. But not stand out in a brash and clanging cymbal way. In a humble and sincere way that can easily be seen as God's love.
---Mark_Eaton on 2/11/11


\\While that may be true, there are also many people who have been totally turned off by Christianity altogether due to the forceful and abrasive attitudes of some over-eager zealots trying to convert them - while a more gentle and persuasive approach may have worked (but now can't, since they're totally turned off by the very subject).\\

There's a blog I've mentioned written by a woman from just such a spiritual background. She could back anyone into a corner with the manipulative question designed to make him give the quick decision for Jesus RIGHT NOW!

Then her grandfather--the senior pastor--was caught in a moral scandal.

She's STILL trying to recover her faith.
---Cluny on 2/10/11


A careful reading of Paul's epistles will show you that he never threatened anyone he evangelized with hell. He never even used the word in his writings, not even once.
---John.usa on 2/11/11


Mark Eaton, I welcome you back and sorry I disagree with you on this one. I said,
"Many do not do well confronting others about salvation because many do not think they can."
That statement correlates with Moses, he too said he could not do what God was asking him to do, he was afraid of not been able to do a good job. God finally got him to go for it. People are also afraid to fail. Others cannot wait to go out there and preach the gospel. We should also help those in need, but many times we just pass them by. I just try not to be dogmatic about certain matters. I allow the Spirit to guide me, and when I do, His works are always perfect. If I do what I want to do, nothing really gets accomplish.
---Mark_V. on 2/11/11


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Mark_Eaton:

While that may be true, there are also many people who have been totally turned off by Christianity altogether due to the forceful and abrasive attitudes of some over-eager zealots trying to convert them - while a more gentle and persuasive approach may have worked (but now can't, since they're totally turned off by the very subject).

One must always be very careful, lest one's misplaced over-enthusiasm actually ends up driving people away from God.

Romans 2:24
"For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written."
---StrongAxe on 2/10/11


Donna66, though Mark Eaton does not agree with you on what you said, I do. The example of people dying in a fire is not a good example, because many would not enter the fire for fear of dying themselves. Many do not do well confronting others about salvation because many do not think they can. And some are right, because they do not know how to present the gospel. Not everyone is the same. Each one of us has to be led by the Spirit. The Spirit is not teaching everyone the same things in His ministry. Some are great teachers, others are great helpers. Some are great missionaries, others who are doctors go and help in other countries. Mothers are great teachers for their children. Being a Christian mom is a great duty of God.
---Mark_V. on 2/10/11


Mark Eaton. I was talking about the sinner who shies away from confrontation, not the believer. (my advice to Christians was be led by the Holy Spirit.)

My example would be: A drowning person will sometimes fight, if you grab him and try to carry him to shore. But such a person may be glad to grasp a flotation device if you put it within easy reach.
---Donna66 on 2/10/11


Define 'WITNESS' before you make statements!
---Peter on 2/10/11


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It is the Holy Spirit alone that win souls to Christ. We as verbal witnesses are just tools to be used by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit alone convicts the lost. Not correctness of speech, not great knowledge, not visible with the eye fruit,but the conviction of unbelief. Therefore the witness should never go forward to witness without asking the Holy Spirit to go before. If the witness follows this pattern overwhelming success is assured.
---mima on 2/10/11


Not everyone responds to a confrontational approach.
---Donna66 on 2/9/11

Sister, I would challenge you in this thinking by asking the question, would the person who does not want to face confrontaton stand by and watch a person burn to death in a house fire if they could do something to prevent it? I am sure they would not. However, we are watching people who are lost and damned going to eternal punishment everyday. How can we stand by and do nothing because it is inconvenient or uneasy for us?

We must put away the foolish things of the earth and get serious about sharing God's love with others.
---Mark_Eaton on 2/10/11


Deny seemed to be too strong a word. If we fail to witness to our fellow workers or to anyone else we come in contact with we have missed a great opportunity.
I am very guilty of this. There are many things that pass for witnessing for most people and these things themselves are not wrong. However the witness unto salvation must necessarily be conveyed by words. It is this witness that I so strongly encourage others to follow. The Scriptures says believe with your heart and confess with your mouth!!!!
---mima on 2/10/11


Do you suppose while Joseph was working for Potiphar he preached to his fellow slaves about how they should have a relationship with YHVH as their personal savior?
---Cluny on 2/9/11


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Reba, I agree with you. Mima talks about how much his doing, I tell him to give the glory to God, that he has to mention what God is doing, not what he is doing. Giving cars away to get someone to convert is not Scriptural, we are to be led by the Spirit. The fact is that Matthew 28:18-20 in the context Jesus was talking to the disciples. v.20 says, "teaching them to observe all things that I commanded "you." He commanded the disciples.
But through the gifts given to us in Romans 12:6-8 says "Having then gifts differing according to the Grace that is given to us, let us use them:" some prophesy, some ministers, some who exhorts, some who give, some who leads and those that show mercy.
---Mark_V. on 2/10/11


I think of 1 Peter 3:1-4 which says the wives can win disobedient husbands, by their good example . . . "without a word", it says, including by being in "the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God." (in 1 Peter 3:4) God's beauty of His love is "incorruptible" . . . therefore with power almighty against any wrong effects of depression, stress, worry, unforgiveness, dominating passions for food and sex, etc. And the almighty Spirt of love's gentle (undominating, without dictatorial emotions) and quiet beauty can spread deeper than words, to prove who God is, to a disobedient man, and change him to become also pleasing to God.
---Bill_willa6989 on 2/10/11


Matthew 5:16, Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, & glorify your Father which is in Heaven.
---Reba on 2/9/11


The Bible does NOT say anywhere to be an example or a friend to witness. The Bible does say to PREACH (proclaim or speak) the Gospel. If you are not doing this, you are denying Jesus and walking in disobedience to Him (Matt. 28:19-20, Mark 16:15, Rom. 10:14-15).
---Leslie on 2/9/11


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Thank you Donna66, for saying that. I agree with you on letting the Holy Spirit lead you when & to whom to witness.
---Reba on 2/9/11


Depends on the work enforcement.If you can get fired over it donot do it. you can talk with them after work.God told us to obey the laws of the land. this includes the do's & don't of the workforce.
---Candice on 2/9/11


Mima,What a silly question!I'm the last person to ever claim to live a perfect life. I'm saying that Christians should live Christlike, at least enough for others to know who you follow & worship. You should set an example of Christ in how you treat your fellow man. How you conduct business...In other words... how are you living everyday? Do you cheat people? Do you regularly lose your temper & swear like a sailor? Do you act as if you're better than someone who may have less than you? Try the best you can to follow the 10 commandment God gave us. These things should come natural for people with Christ in their life. BECAUSE He's in their life. NOTHING of our doing.
---Reba on 2/9/11


I don't think Reba's post implies that her own righteous is on display...unless of course, someone asks her and she says, "Oh, I'm just a good person". I think she expects Christ to show in her life.

Not everyone responds to a confrontational approach. All Christians don't do well with that style, either.
The best thing is to let the Holy Spirit guide you in whom you witness to and how.
---Donna66 on 2/9/11


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Yes to the question.

But as pointed out here there is more then one way to witness. I agree how we live and act is our first witness. But we also need to tell people how much we love JESUS and what he has done for us.
---Samuel on 2/9/11


"Let your life be your witness/testimony."
---Reba on 2/9/11
Reba when you make the above statement you are implying that your own righteousness before others will lead them to Christ. Therefore my question to you is how are you doing? Are you winning many to Christ?
---mima on 2/9/11


I believe the best witness is the life we live. Be the salt of the earth. By doing so we cause the world to be thirsty for what we have. If they see enough of Christ in us they will eventually ask you about it. Even if they don't like what they see, they will ask what you're all about. Then you don't have to barge in on their space. They invite you to tell them. Of course this may not always be the case but I feel it should be the general rule. If God leads you to speak to someone then that's a different matter all together. That person is needing you to speak to them. I feel to be constantly "witnessing" to people can come off as arrogant & self righteous. Let your life be your witness/testimony.
---Reba on 2/9/11


If by "witness," you mean "force someone to make the quick evangelical decision for Jesus RIGHT NOW after you deliver your sermon," no. It's not the appropriate place, and could get you fired.

OTOH, Francis of Assisi said, "Preach always. Only if absolutely necessary use words."
---Cluny on 2/9/11


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No we do not deny our Savior but we do miss on the blessings of sharing the gossip with friends and co-workers. Also the workplace is the best way to establish good relationships outside of our christian circles. Take them out to lunch to get around company time vs personal time.
---Scott on 2/9/11


Yes, we not only deny the Savior, but we are in disobedience to Him.
---Leslie on 2/9/11


The workplace is most definitely not a place for personal evangelism. As you were hired to perform your job there not evangelize. If you are evangelize on your employers time you are stealing from your employer and he is quite justified in terminating your enployment.
---Blogger9211 on 2/9/11


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