Thursday, December 31, 2009

what do you say?

This video made me think.

I've been brought up in a certain evangelical tradition where you have Bibles and tracts available to give out, and a certain set patter that you go through, the Four Spiritual Laws, the Romans Road, etc.

And those are great, but in light of my mom's readings from Universalism, i've been thinking...

If i had to boil it down to three sentences - what do i say?

And i'm guessing my three sentences might not exactly fit a tract, but like the Bible says:

But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves. For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to contradict or resist.

Luke 21:14-15

Anyway, this video made me think about being more *ready* to share my faith. I tend to think about missed opportunities after the fact, and wish that i had done things differently.


  1. It might seem funny...but I was thinking about what I would say (even though I've made up my mind not to worry and I trust that the Holy spirit will inform me...haha) I would bear witness when called to the stand, and I think it would be a little like an episode of Touched by an Angel. (I don't even think it would necessarily be wrong for me to say, "I am an angel *messenger* sent from God) because the message would be...."God is your Father...and He LOVES you....not just mankind...but YOU as an individual.

    Most people feel sometimes like they are the stubble that will be burned up. Maybe they have stubble in them...but that does not define them.

    I am a little sensitive about being labelled a "UNIVERSALIST" because it can mean so many things...and lablels are generally used to marginalize people. Still I do believe in universal restoration as it is presented in 1 Cor. 15:21-28.

    love you....mama

  2. Steph....I lost the link to this blog...but now that I have found my way back I will read the whole thing and respond more if you don't mind me doing so.

  3. I don't mind at all! I'm writing because i want feedback :) - I think my three sentences have been more along the lines of what you wrote, too - when i have had the chance - I almost feel guilty if i don't immediately whip out the four spiritual laws :) - but i think of that Kanye West song where he says "I wanna talk to God/ but i'm afraid/ cuz we ain't spoke in so long" - (from the song Jesus Walks) - i think a lot of people feel that way - not like they don't know God - i think we all are made to long to be back in the Father's arms - but shy, not knowing if their Heavenly Father wants reconciliation as much as they do...