What is the best way to evangelize someone who is in a cult or false religion?


Clarify Share Report Asked July 01 2013 Mini Anonymous (via GotQuestions)

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
The most important thing we can do for those involved in cults or false religions is pray for them. We need to pray that God would change their hearts and open their eyes to the truth (2 Corinthian...

July 01 2013 6 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Anthony Rodelli
What is this matter with this site. The Gospel is the only remedy 1corinthians 15:1-4 is the only Gospel 
Romans 3:23 all have fallen short . 6:23 wages is something you work for cant get into heaven by works Hebrews 11:6 Faith in the Gospel
That's how you do it. The the HolySpirit God can precipitate something in that person to open up 

Thank you

July 15 2013 2 responses Vote Up Share Report

Nils 1 Nils Jansma Missionary in San Diego California
What is the best way to evangelize someone who is in a cult or false religion? This question has numerous answers depending upon circumstances. Are we dealing with family, friends or strangers?

If it is family, or friends, my experience is to let them see the changes in your life that bespeak your new birth in Christ. It may be things like anger or negativity towards other people. Cults are usually works oriented and often have a very negative view towards people of the “world” which is generally everyone else but them. They often view God as being a strict disciplinarian and “salvation” depends upon working constantly to please Him and the leaders of the cult. This may even make them very critical of their associates whom they feel are not carrying their weight. Rivalries often develop that are a constant source of bad feelings. This is often reflected in the way they talk. When they see that you do not sincerely radiate that negativity, they can’t help but be impressed.

For these close associates, it is more likely that they would be constantly seeking to evangelize you and not vise-versa. Nevertheless, I have found that the best way to evangelize these is to wait for them to ask questions either pertaining to your convictions or doctrines. If they are willing to ask questions, it is a sign that your good conduct is wining them over. As has been already mentioned, when defending the faith, it should be with restraint and humbleness. (1 Peter 3:15; 2 Timothy 2:23-26)

On the other hand, if you happen to be approached by a stranger seeking to convert you, the best method I have found is to give your personal testimony. Tell them what freedom in Christ means to you. Cults usually do not have the freedom to express views that conflict with leader’s doctrine. If, however, you are familiar with their beliefs, ask meaningful questions that give you an opportunity to share your point of view relating to the questions. Again, do not appear to be trying to convert them. That is a turn-off and only drives them away, in my opinion.

It is true that God and the Holy Spirit are the primary sources to draw them into Christ. However, that rarely happens if there is not someone there to teach. (Romans 10:13-15; Matthew 28:19-20)

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