Adult Sunday School at GLBBC was about how to approach religious people with the true gospel. We talked about the many flavors and stripes of so-called Christian religions and denominations and how some followers are very religious and devoted to their faith. “How do you confront them?”, Pastor Vince Giardino asked his class. The first point he wanted us to be aware of is that if we are not prepared with the knowledge and understanding of our Bibles, then we face the real possibility of being shot down in our attempts to persuade. The second point was that we need to be able to put our finger on the important issues and to go deeper in order to successfully approach those of other religions. You need to go to the scriptures to theologically dislodge ministers or priests and “you better know what you are talking about”, our pastor warned.
Examples of useful scriptures were Eph 2:8-9, Heb 1:1-2, Rom 14:17, and John 6:63.
Pastor G. had Bernie pass around a handout. It was a copy of Hebrews chapters 8, 9 and 10. We were given a homework assignment! For next week’s class, we are to identify passages in the chapters that would be useful in confronting people of other religions. In addition we are to find related passages elsewhere in the Bible. Pastor suggested using highlighters and making notes right on the handouts.