This is converting or attempting to convert a person from one religion to another. As believers in Christ we must not use the forceful persuasion of human reasoning to gain converts but rather present the gospel accurately and in a manner that others can easily comprehend. We should be praying the Holy Spirit quickens the words to bring heartfelt conviction and repentance leading to humbly accepting the sacrifice of Christ, being genuinely born again and resulting in a changed life. Many times it is our responsibility to just sow the seed of truth which, over time and from multiple sources, will come to life (1 Cor 3:5-9). Our sharing Jesus must be done respectfully without ridiculing the beliefs and views of the other person. To be valid each person must freely make their own decision to turn away from their past beliefs and viewpoint to exclusively embrace the true way of life as only found in Jesus.

Jesus instructs us, His followers, to “Go and teach all nations …teaching them to observe all things I have commanded you” (Mt 28:19,20). The book of Acts and other NT books contain accounts of how the early Christians followed this directive, both by engaging in individual conversations and

How do I creatively yet accurately communicate that people need a Saviour?

mass preaching to spread the gospel (Act 8:4, 14:15-17, 17:22-31; Eph 3:8; 1 Thes 2:8). Modern technology affords a myriad of different means to share the good news.

See also: born again, conviction, evangelism, gospel, great commission, outreach, repentance, salvation, soul winning, witness/witnessing.