This morning in my evangelism and apologetics class we had the priviledge of having Mike Seaver come and teach us ‘The Way of the Master’. For those of you who don’t know, Mike Seaver is actually Kirk Cameron. He was a child actor in the sitcom ‘Growing Pains’ and got saved around the age of 19. But he didn’t really fully get everything until around 2001, when he started getting involved in Ray Comfort’s ministry ‘Way of the Master’. This ministry has a TV show, a radio program, a website, and more. They basically train people to walk up to strangers and share the Gospel.
The thing I like about this approach is that it does not start with calling the person a sinner, but gets them to come to that point themselves. We know that the Gospel is an offense to those that don’t believe, but this gets them not to throw up a wall immediately. I know all of you at FBC will be going through this program and I would reccomend it. Romans makes it very clear that the law exists to convince man that sin abounds and Galatians speaks of the law being a tutor that brings people to the Gospel.
Kirk had a good point with an illustration. He said that when we look in a mirror, we look in it to see ourselves for who we are. When we realize that we need to get cleaned up, we don’t take the mirror off the wall and rub ourselves with it. We go to the water to clean that which the mirror revealed. You can make the obvious connection.
One of the problems that I would anticipate is that this does not start with the existence of God. I don’t know how someone would react that doesn’t believe in God or believe that the law is the very words of God.
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