Dear Christian, have you ever been confronted with a statement like “I’ve got my own religion!” or “I’m OK, there’s a lot worse sinners than me!” … and you haven’t known what to say?

In the light of the verse “Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.” (Proverbs 26:5), you may find the following QUICK ONE LINERS helpful …

1. “I’m OK, there’s a lot worse sinners than me!”

Your answer:

For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. (James 2:10)

2. “There’s no such thing as sin!”

Your answer: “

“Ever broken your own moral code? … Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.” (James 4:17)

3. “I got my own religion!”

Your answer:

“Jesus must have been lying … he said “I am the way, the truth and the life … no man cometh to the Father but by me.” (John 14:6)

4. “I’m a Hindu/Buddhist/Taoist/Muslim/Catholic/SDA/Mormon!”

Your answer:

“That’s OK … you can get saved as well … Christ died for all.” (John 3:16).

5. “I go to church.”

Your answer:

“OK … but have you ever got saved?”

6. “I’ve never broken any of the Ten Commandments!”

Your answer:

“Well … there’s your first sin … you’re a liar. All have sinned (Romans 3:23)”

7. “Death? No worries, ‘cause I’ll be free to fly off into another dimension!”

Your answer:

Oh really? … it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” (Hebrews 9:27)

8. “I’ve been baptised!”

Your answer:

“You just went down a dry sinner and came up a wet one! Water doesn’t wash away sin!” (1 Corinthians 12:13)

 Harley Hitchcock

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