1/6/12 Bob, 52
On a morning witnessing outing with Matt, from church, we spoke with an older man named Bob, the building engineer at the mall we were at. Bob was blessed to have grown up with a Bible-believing grandmother whom he said left a huge impact on his life. However, partially since his live-in girlfriend is Jewish, Bob takes the attitude that since one cannot know for sure what happens after we die, it is useless to get serious about religion and the best we can do is try to be good people and just hope for the best when we die. Since Bob already claims to respect the Bible in honor of his grandmother (though he doesn't read it and has forgotten much of what's in it) he was willing to hear various verses, and Matt did a good job of helping Bob understand that he has a conscience and that God will hold him accountable when he dies. However Bob ignored the work of Christ, arguing instead that he is just not a bad person. After a while the conversation started to become more like a debate, with Bob holding his ground firmly to his idea that he just wants to hope for the best when it comes to eternal life. I believe, however, that he was reminded of some of those biblical truths from his grandmother that his selective memory didn't allow him to remember, and I hope he'll go back to the Bible to see for himself if what we were telling him is true.