Witness to People of World Religions
Have you noticed how we are increasingly surrounded by an amazing variety of religions and sects? In North America we are Baptists and Buddhists, Methodists and Muslims, Catholics and Copts, Jews, Jains, Hindus, Wiccans, and beyond.
Each person we pass is affected for better or worse by what she believes. Each is extremely important to God. Some are searching for Him. Some specifically don’t want Him (or at least who they think He is). And many are simply caught up in work, friends, and movies, oblivious to His awesome plan for their lives.
You are God’s caring hand and loving voice. Do you know how to share Him with these people of such diverse background? You can do it effectively through prayer and love.
I have found four simple steps to be very effectively in sharing my faith with people of other world religions in a caring and respectful way. Explore those steps here.
Watch Four Steps to an Effective Witness video below:
Read some excellent quotes that show the basis for these four steps in the love of Jesus.
Come Search with Me. Watch apologist Dr. Subodh Pandit share his search to know what truth really is from his background where he was surrounded by Islam, Hinduism, and Christianity.
Learn all you can from these sites and training resources to grow in wisdom and courage.
Questions You Can Ask Your International Friends
1. What is meaningful to you about your religion? or What do you especially like about being a….(Hindu, Muslim, etc.)?
2. What are the most important things that anybody who says they are a part of your religion should know and do?
3. Do you believe in a God or gods that you can pray to? Please tell me about it.
4. What do you think happens when people die?
5. What do you think people can do to help themselves have a better future life?
6. How did your religion start?
7. Are there any important holy places and where are they?
8. What important holidays or ceremonies does your religion have?
9. Are there any weekly services and what do they do at them?
10. What are the scriptures like and do people read them very much? Do they understand what they read or chant?