Most people don’t become Christians because they believe the Bible is true or because someone has beat them down with intellectual arguments. People come to Christ because they have a spiritual yearning they want to satisfy. All humans have that yearning.
As we read through the New Testament we see that most people sought Christ out of their emotional need rather than expecting Him to satisfy their intellectual curiosity. Jesus did not traffic in intellectualism at all; he spoke in parables– little stories that touched the hearts of people and caused them to think about spiritual things.
It’s true, Paul and the other apostles later debated with pagans and philosophers in Athens and elsewhere, but people do not generally come to Christ because they have been satisfied intellectually.
Individuals come to Christ because they see the futility of their own life and realize they need to be rescued from their sin.
A decision for Christ never needs to be forced because Jesus is constantly in the process of drawing people to himself. We can never “win” people to Christ, we can only illuminate the path that leads to Him. How can we do that best?
We can illuminate the path for others by sharing our own little stories just as Jesus did. The goal is the same–to touch hearts. By opening ourselves to people, we cause them to think about their own spiritual situation.
When you share your faith journey, non-believers will draw parallels between your life and their own life. The Holy Spirit will use your story to transform them.
This CWT audio program explains how you can organize, write and share your faith journey with others.