10/28/10 Kevin and Dantrell, both 16
At a Starbucks I asked two African American teens if they had a minute to answer a few questions and they agreed, so we went over to the lounge area for a chat. Dantrell seemed to have a sound faith in Christ alone for salvation, and serves as a "junior deacon" at his Baptist church. His friend Kevin had attended his aunt's Pentecostal church and, because he hadn't "caught the Holy Ghost" isn't sure he is a Christian. Since then the church split because of personality conflicts. Dantrell has tried to share his faith by asking Kevin to his church, but they ended up getting distracted by different legalistic opinions on clothing and musical styles. Nonetheless, Kevin believes he will go to heaven "because my good deeds will pay for my bad ones". I shared the good person questions with Kevin, and afterward he was concerned about the guilty verdict he will face one day. "Would you like to know what God has done so you don't have to face the consequences of your sin on judgment day? He did. "Well I'm going to let Dantrell tell you about it" - which Dantrell was more than happy to do. He told Kevin about forgiveness through faith in Jesus Christ - the "what" of the Gospel, and I added a little more as to "why". What a privilege to be able to help these two friends share what is most important in life - faith in Jesus unto salvation.