Sun, 1 October 2017
Jesus did not manipulate people. He did not try to back them into corners where they could do nothing but what he wanted them to do. He always presented the truth in love and allowed people the latitude to act upon it as they saw fit. Many responded to His message, others chose not to. We must be careful to follow this example in our evangelism. Always remember that just as easily as you can manipulate a person in accepting the gospel and giving their life to Jesus, someone else can manipulate them out of it. People must choose for themselves based on the truth and love- that is the only way evangelism will be effective and long- lasting. (McClung, 1988).