Boaz Baptist Chronicles
|Posted on December 15, 2018 at 11:55 AM|
There is another category that I always forget to mention, whenever this subject comes up...
What's the subject...? Praying with someone to ask Jesus to save them, when you're pretty sure they AREN'T getting saved.
The Lord let me speak to someone, tonight, who is not exactly a simpleton, but someone who seemed to be somewhat slow. This young man (twenty-one) was very willing to talk to me about spiritual things ...well, listen anyway—and respond to my questions.
The REASON that I pray with someone like this is to GIVE THEM THE WORDS of a SIMPLE prayer to remember, so that if anything I said to them during the course of my witness “clicks in” later on, in the near or distant future, when God brings my words up to them again, they'd be equipped with a few of those words and ideas that might make the difference between belief or unbelief.
Yes... In the short time I was afforded, I stressed sin.
Yes... In the short time that I was afforded, I stressed his/our sinning against the Creator.
Yes... In the short time that I was afforded, I stressed the Gospel—which isn't being a “good person” or “religious” but salvation (Jesus living a sinless life and dying in our place).
THIS IS ANOTHER REASON that I have added a prayer on the back of some of my tracts. Here is an example (volume up)...
Here is a better one, with a prayer at the end...
By the way...
Since, IN MY MIND, they don't understand what I've presented to them, I DON'T give them false hope; like telling them that they ARE saved. In fact, when I pray with/for someone, I tend to go the other way. I usually tell them, "MAKE sure, when you get home, before you put your head on your pillow, that you have asked Jesus, IN YOUR OWN WORDS, to forgive you, to save you, and take you to Heaven when you die...."