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Approach People posted by John Sorensen on Jul 18, 2018

Jim was a college student when someone approached him and asked if he knew for certain that he’d be in Heaven someday.  His response was, “How could anyone know that?”

Hi, I’m John Sorensen, president of Evangelism Explosion International for Share Life Today.  We often hear that you just can’t approach people with a question like that.  My response is, “Why not?” Have you tried?  So what if someone says, “That’s too personal” or “I don’t want to answer that.”  You thank them and move on unless they’re willing to talk about something else.  We don’t have to run off because they don’t want to talk about the Lord.  Being friendly might open the door at the next meeting.  And obviously the Holy Spirit has to be at work.  But back to Jim the college student.  When he asked, “How could anyone know that they’d be in Heaven someday?” The person went on to tell him and today, Jim’s a pastor who now uses that question.   Need help sharing your faith?  We hold training events across the country to help people like you be more confident.  To learn more, visit

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