Apr 7

Witnesses or Expert Witnesses? posted by John Sorensen on Apr 07, 2016


As followers of Christ, are we called to be expert witnesses…or just witnesses?

Hi, I’m John Sorensen, President of Evangelism Explosion International.  This is an important distinction, because the idea that weneed to be an expert witness renders too many of us silent.  Let me explain.  You’re an eyewitness to a shooting.  Called to testify, would you be asked about the caliber, velocity or range of the gun used?  No.  But a PhD in ballistics would be expected to know those answers.  Why?  Because he’s an expert witness. In John chapter 9 we have a witness being pressed into the role of an expert witness.  Healed of blindness, he was asked all kinds of questions about Jesus, to which he said, “I don’t know.”   Then he added, “One thing I do know, that thoughI was blind, now I see.”  There are questions we might be asked that we can’t answer.  But you can say, “Once I was spiritually dead, now I amalive.”  Need help becoming a witness, visit us at

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