Millions of these people are now prepared for a presentation
of the truth. Your conversation has revealed the area of doubts
and the effect these have produced. If the person is receptive,
you will now have the pleasant task of teaching God's Word.
The ease with which this will be done depends upon your
knowledge of Romanism and the Biblical steps to applying
sound doctrine, reproof, correction and God's plan for man's
righteousness (II Timothy 3:16).
Do not delay your visits if the person shows definite interest.
The enemy is more than ready to remove the Word that has been
sown (Matthew 13:19-21). It would be advisable to begin
regular Bible studies. These should be maintained even after
salvation and until the person is well established in Biblical faith.
In your studies, concentrate upon Section 6 called "The New
Testament" entitled "Opposition." Discipline yourself in the
performance of your duty for you are about to see a precious
soul born into the family of God. The Lord has opened wide the
door; you will answer personally to Him some day if you fail to
go in and possess the land.
Keep raising the issue of the Bible. Ask, "Have you
purchased your Bible? Have you started reading? Where are
you reading? Why not read the Gospel of St. John or the Acts
of the Apostles? Have you noticed how the Bible talks about
atonement (explain the term) through the shedding of blood?
Did you read chapters 9 and 10 of the epistle to the Hebrews?
What do you think about the apostolic believer's assurance of
salvation?" Keep asking questions in order for the Catholic to
think for himself and persevere in his reading.
The Catholic has been trained not to reason in the spiritual
realm. He is supposed to listen and believe what the Church
says. One time your writer was showing Acts 17:11-12 to an
active Catholic. When the person read the following, "searched
the scriptures daily, whether those things were so," he stopped
and said, "You are not a Catholic for Catholic never reads
religious material with the purpose of determining what is truth.
We already have the truth with the Catholic Church."
There will be things to divert the mind of the Catholic as you
seek to have him make a decision for Christ. It is possible that
some particular doubt or fear is occupying his attention. If it is
hindering further discussion of the gospel, remove it before
attempting to bring up another topic. When he understands
Christ's Blood atonement for sin as opposed to Roman
satisfaction, and furthermore, when his faith converts to
Christ's atonement and His present ministry, you may be
assured that he is no longer a Roman Catholic. Belief in some
teachings of Rome may still remain, but at heart he is no longer
a member of that system.
In all of your evangelism, remember the dead condition of the
human heart (see John 6:44-45; Romans 3:10-18; I
Corinthians 1:26-31; 2:5-14; Ephesians 2:1-10). Throughout
this book, we are speaking of being "wise as serpents and
harmless as doves" when evangelizing those enmeshed in the
falsehood of Romanism. We are suggesting means to avoid
errors and ease the difficulties encountered in witnessing to
However, when carrying out the steps proposed in this book,
we must keep one factor clearly in focus. The Catholic
remains lost, blind and dead spiritually until God's Holy Spirit
convicts and gives light (see John 16:7-14; II Corinthians 4:3-6).
It is "Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the
LORD of hosts" (Zechariah 4:6).