Sharing With A Backslider posted by John Sorensen on Apr 11, 2016
Have you ever tried to talk to someone who has walked away from Christ – someone in a backslidden condition?
Hi, I’m John Sorensen, President of Evangelism Explosion International. There are times when God will use us to help restore someone who has fallen away from the faith. You see, many times when we fall, we think God is angry. Satan accuses us, “You’ve blown it! It’s all over. God wants nothing to do with you anymore.” But that’s simply not true. Just as a shepherd searches for a lost sheep, Jesus Christ, the good shepherd, will come seeking us if we’ve gone astray. One man explained it this way. He had once walked with Christ but then he fell away significantly. But, he said, God restored his soul and gave him a joy he hadn’t known in decades. Perhaps you know someone even now who is struggling in a backslidden condition. Tell them about the Good Shepherd who’s willing to bring them back. And then, be there for them – willing to pray with them and minister to them.
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