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I have been witnessing to my friend who is an agnostic. Do you have any suggestions that would help me lead him to a make a decision for Jesus?

by Robert Brow   (www.brow.on.ca)

I find trying to focus on a decision is not helpful - it makes things too cerebral. There is a decision to begin learning about Jesus, but your friend has done that already. Better focus on heart longing. A good beginning is "Do you ever find yourself saying thank you (being thankful)? If you do, you are already into faith : you can't say "thank-you" to chance, or matter or energy, so you are already being thankful to a person." And when something good happens, express that as a thanksgiving.

Then I might say "Love is the most wonderful thing in the world. It is not something you and I invented. And it is very personal. Instead of talking to God, you could talk to Love (1 John 4:16, 19). Like a loving parent, God does not care what name we give him. Later you might conclude that Jesus came from that love.

And here is a good prayer. "I am not sure I believe you are there, but if you care about me, I want to know."

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