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Soul Winning Made Easy

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009







 7 Comments

Gareth   (Fri 5 Jun)
Where's this from? Mr Chomney-Warner's guide to Evangelism?
Steve   (Wed 24 Jun)
OK you are joking Right?
DJRodger   (Thu 2 Jul)
Haha I guess this is where Ray Comfort got his original material lol!
Rev. Crabtree   (Mon 13 Jul)
this always works for me when sharing the gospel with Buddy Holly look-a-likes... minus the glasses of course.
Pastor David   (Fri 16 Oct)
I'm not laughing. I actually have a copy of this booklet - a slightly different edition, with the "Subject" (sic) wearing a much more interesting print shirt. This book, Soul-Winning Is Easy by CS Lovett (Zondervan, 1954, 14th printing, 1969) moves between strong exhortations to depend on the Holy Spirit ("Jesus does it all...All our techniques- all of our skill - any psychology we might use - are absolutely worthless unless they are fully surrendered to the Holy Spirit and used as His tools") and manipulative techniques ("...bow your own head first. Out of the corner of your eye you will see him heistate at first, and then as his resistance weakens, his head will come down. Bowing your head first causes terrific psychological pressure.") High pressure is justified as God's tool in the face of the opposing work of Satan and the free will of the Subject, whom God desires to win with us as his co-laborers. "God has given us the unique tool of psychology... The Holy Spirit's job is to make Christ real. Psychology's job is to make men face Him." Is this the height of Arminianism, Finneyism, Pelagianism, the true grandfather of the consumer church of our time, and does it have some relationship, however unintended, to the apostasy of the 21st century?
david j prince   (Sat 26 Dec)
In this day and age most everyone who you encounter has a negative perception of "Christianity" and when they hear big words like "holy spirit" or "Gods word" they tend to put walls up because they view you as another person who wants to save they'r souls. Jesus had relationships with people, he didn't make efforts to "save" people as much as he just spoke the truth and knew how to handle the delicate job of dealing with peoples sensitivity to the concept. He accepted peole regardless of the sin in their lives. He didn't make them feel guilty or uncomfortable. He trusted the holy spirit to move in them. He didn't force any one to hear them talk about God or trick them into praying with them. He had a perfect understanding of the human psyc. I don't agree whith this silly book of discriptions.
Phila Steen   (Tue 6 Apr)
Enjoyed the strip. Did it work in the 1950s? Is our problem that we focus on using marketing techniques, when as David Prince says, it is about relationship? How are we doing the same thing today? Are we using accepted marketing techniques and don't see what we are doing because we are too invested in the systems we have devised for understanding and affecting the change's we desire?
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