People will often say that they don’t know what to say to a Jehovah’s Witness, or a Mormon, etc. They imagine it is necessary to have studied the cults for years and read every book out there. It is important, however, to understand what we believe, and how to share what we believe, more than anything else. There is also the question of how you might round off a good discussion with a simple presentation of the gospel, something they can take away, remember, think and pray about. Here is where the long-established ‘Four Spiritual laws’ come in. Simple and to the point, they are easy to remember, simple to understand, and easy to present:
- God loves you. It is important to get across this point, that we worship a God of love.‘For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life.’ (John 3:16)
- It is sin that separates us from God.‘…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God…’ (Romans 3:23)‘For the wages of sin is death…’ (Romans 6:23)‘…your iniquities have separated you from your God…’ (Isaiah 59:2)
- Only through Jesus can we deal with our sin and end that separation.‘I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one come to the Father, except through me.’ (John 14:6)‘But God demonstrated his own love for us in this; While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.’ (Romans 5:8)
- We must, individually, receive Jesus as our Saviour and Lord.Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.’ (John 1 :12)‘…if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.’ (Romans 10:9)‘For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God…’ (Ephesians 2:8)
It is a truly simple message but with profound implications. The danger is in seeing their complex system of study books, priesthoods, levels of knowledge, degrees of involvement, and falling for the lie that ‘it can’t be that simple.’ But it is, and if you are a Christian it is by seeing God’s love in Christ, confessing your sin to him, receiving him as you Saviour and Lord and giving your loyalty and devotion to him, and him alone. That’s how you came, that’s how I came, that’s how we all come. Why would we not share it in its simplicity and power?