Overcoming the “To Dos” posted by John Sorensen on Jul 24, 2018
When sharing your faith, do you emphasize that Heaven is a free gift?
Hi, I’m John Sorensen, president of Evangelism Explosion International for Share Life Today. It’s important for people to understand that we can’t earn or work our way into Heaven. While that should be a welcome message, we have to remember that many people have joined religions that require a lot of “to dos.” They’re told they have to follow a list of rules and that if they don’t—they’re not going to Heaven. Of course, we don’t overcome that false teaching unless the Holy Spirit is at work. But when we do, it’s time to help the new believer begin to grow in their faith, so they can find out for themselves what God requires of them—reminding them that our works come after salvation as our thank you to God. We have a handy resource called Partners in Growing that walks the new believer through five means of spiritual growth. To receive a free copy, visit our website at sharelife.today.