When evangelism goes too far.

I'm all for evangelism. I think the church needs to be involved in sharing the gospel with the lost. Many of us have been taught the "Bridge Method" where we draw the gap between God and Man on a napkin, and show how the cross bridged the gap. I've used modifications of this approach before, and found it to be a simple way to explain a profound concept.

If you're not familiar with the concept, it's illustrated to the left. We're separated from God because of our sin. No matter how hard we try, we can't bridge the gap because once we've sinned we're separated from God, and owe Him death. (Romans 6:23). Fortunately, Jesus Christ died and offers eternal life by faith in Him (John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-9). Thus, the cross bridges the gap.

Well, the bridge method made more than one impression on this guy.

Sorry... I'm all for evangelism, but if evangelism means someone's going to stick a needle in my body, I'm too carnal for that.


nexenrod said...

Interesting....I've been accused by my daughters of being pretty narrow-minded when it comes to tattoos. I don't like 'em and I wonder about the people who put them on their body.

But I do realize it's a fad and the flavor of the day. Just like earrings and body piercings.

My oldest daughter (now attending college) has been working at getting my "approval" for her to get a tattoo for some time now. I keep telling her that she's an adult and it's her decision but not to expect my approval over it.

I'm with you on this one chris....I like the intent and idea but have a hard time making my back the canvas to convey this message...which, btw, is only good when you're at the beach!

Chris Freeland said...

Yah. What are you going to say? "Has everyone ever shown you how you can know for sure that you have eternal life? No? Let me remove my shirt so you can follow the diagram I happen to have available.