Be wise when talking with people about these controversial issues. Be willing to get to know people and genuinely listen to their stories without judging them before you attempt to discuss or debate these issues. Show love, respect, and compassion for them, remembering that God has made everyone, and loves everyone. Distinguish between major and minor issues so you don't argue unnecessarily. Pray for people and know that there's always hope for them to discover the truth and the joy of connecting to God.

 

Adapted from Hell? Yes!: And Other Outrageous Truths You Can Still Believe, copyright 2004 by Robert Jeffress. Published by WaterBrook Press, a division of Random House, Inc., Colorado Springs, Co., www.waterbrookpress.com.   

 

Dr. Robert Jeffress is pastor of the 9,500-member First Baptist Church of Wichita Falls, Texas. He is the Bible teacher on the internationally broadcast television program Pathway to Victory, seen on more than 900 cable systems and television stations. Dr. Jeffress is the author of 12 previous books, including When Forgiveness Doesn't Make Sense, The Solomon Secrets (2002 Gold Medallion finalist), and I Want More!