So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ that we might be justified by faith. Galatians 3:24

I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ. Philemon 1:6

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No Religion

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How do you share the Gospel with someone who has had “no religion”?  Someone who hasn’t heard of the Garden of Eden and whose only knowledge of the Ten Commandments is from the movie and who doesn’t know what “sin” is?  In this video I talk with an Asian man whose western name is Allen.  He grew up in Vietnam with nominally Buddhist parents and moved by himself to the United States at 15 and has had no religious involvement ever since.  He says that when his wife of 27 years was dying of cancer, they agreed that she would try to contact himself or their children after she died.  Since he hasn’t heard from her in a year and a half, he is concluding that there is no spiritual existence after death.  Despite his lack of experience with religion, talking with Allen was very different than, say, talking with someone who has no religion because of a hard heart.  Allen doesn’t know about Christianity because no one has taken the time to tell him, and he doesn’t know where to start on his own.  From the outside, he views it like the other major religions – that one must be good in this life to earn a better afterlife.  He welcomes my attempt to explain basic Christianity to him.  Where to start?  Some would say we must start with Jesus, but I start much further back, in the Garden of Eden.  I do this because Allen needs to know that, despite his lack of religious background, he still has a general God-given knowledge of right and wrong, and a general knowledge of a Creator to whom he is accountable.   I take him through a few of the Ten Commandments to help him see his own guilt and need for forgiveness, and then I start explaining how God in Jesus has paid the high cost of that forgiveness. I leave Allen with more info and my contact info.  I understand all this is probably quite overwhelming for him, given the newness of what I was telling him and some language difficulties, but it’s not too overwhelming for the Holy Spirit!       {Video at http://youtu.be/q8E0xxPO37o

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