8/13/11 Luiano, about 20
Sometimes John the Baptist is enough. John preached about sin, judgment, and our need for repentence in preparation for the coming Messiah. Why should we think that people today need any less preparation? Today my witnessing partner was Jonathan, and we spoke with a young man on the sidewalk named Luiano. He really didn't seem to have thought much about eternal things, and his initial reaction to the idea that we will be accountable to God was that "God has no right to judge me". This is probably a knee-jerk reaction to our politically-correct pop-culture idea that no one has the right to judge anyone else, which less-thoughtful people automatically apply also to God. This seemed to come as a shock to Luiano, and although we shared the rest of the Gospel message as best as we could, I wouldn't be surprised if all he remembers is the idea that his sin is serious and will be accounted for. Maybe that's all he needs right now.