“Witnessing” is a much abused term, not least by the way people often go about what they call witnessing. So last night Energion owner Henry Neufeld interviewed Christian apologist Elgin Hushbeck, Jr., author of the Consider Christianity Series, starting with the simple question: When someone asks you why you’re a Christian, what do you say?
There are some very important points in this video, including these: Your answer is about your own testimony, not about your extensive (or not) theological and biblical knowledge; It’s OK to say “I don’t know” and go try to find out; You need to start in prayer and consideration of what your Christian faith means to you; An apologist doesn’t argue people into Christianity or even convert anyone, but rather removes objections; Changing people is up to the Holy Spirit and them.
Here’s the video:
I also want to call your attention to two other books we publish: Constructing Your Testimony (from the Topical Line Drives Series, and thus short!), and Testify! by Doris Horton Murdoch. These are books that might be useful if you wonder what a testimony is and how you might give it.