Unsolicited Witnessing

Q. More and more when I share my faith I get people saying things like, “I can see that it works for you.” or “Your way works for you and my way works for me.” They don’t believe there is only one way to God and think truth is subjective. I’ve even had people say to me, “Well, good for you.” when sharing what I believe. The only time they get their bristles up is if I talk about absolute truth and challenge their belief that there is more than one way to God. I don’t do that anymore since it doesn’t help. I’m at a loss. How do I witness to such people?

A. As you may know, I’m not a fan of unsolicited witnessing, especially when it generates resistance. The responses you are getting from people are polite ways of telling you they’re not interested. I think you should end the discussion when you get an answer like that and keep moving until you find someone who wants to hear more, as the Lord counseled His disciples to do in Matt. 10:14.

Think of your efforts more as planting seeds than harvesting. Done correctly, the seeds you plant in the present may grow into a blossoming faith in the future.

On the other hand, confronting people only polarizes them and is likely to make them less receptive to the Gospel in the future.

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