THERE HE STOOD WITH A DEFIANT POSE, OFF TO THE SIDE OF THE MALL’S MAIN ENTRANCE.
We had just arrived to do some walking and some witnessing when we saw him. It was those long dreadlocks and his angry facial expression that made me wonder if I should approach him. I reached into my purse’s tract supply and found what I wanted and headed towards him praying.
“Hi! How are you doing today?” I said with a smile.
He didn’t smile, but stared at me and just said. “O.K.”
“Has anyone ever lied to you?” I asked?
His interest seemed to perk up. Something about that question hit a target. Maybe he felt like a wrongfully oppressed person. Maybe life had been a bitter experience for him.
“Yeah!” he said with eyebrows raised.
“Well then you really need to read this,” I said as I handed him Mark Cahill’s soulwinning booklet, The Second Greatest Lie Ever Told.
He grabbed it, read the title and his face lit up with a big smile. “Yeah! Thanks a lot!” he said, already glancing through the pages.
I don’t know what he was expecting, but God has a way to reach every desperate soul, if only we claim His promise of boldness and go.
“Ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you, and ye shall be witnesses unto me…” Acts 1:8
That’s it! Just a simple act that got the gospel into the hands of “who knows what kind of a person” with “who know what kind of a life”- a soul for whom Jesus died.
That booklet asks if the reader has ever been lied to. The most dangerous lie of all is the one that says there are many ways to heaven. So in this booklet, Mark Cahill delves into the top nine religions in the world, to see what they teach about their god and what it takes to be right with that god, and what they teach about eternity. He examines Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Roman Catholicism, Mormonism, Sikhism, Jehovah’s Witness and Biblical Christianity.
The booklet makes it obvious that these religions contradict each other. So how can a person know which is lying and which is telling the truth? Pointing the way to the evidences that prove the Bible to be true it leads the reader to the only one who can save them and take them to heaven.
Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life; no man cometh unto the father, but by me. John 14:6
Take courage today, Christian, and step out where the sinners are to bring the Gospel to them!