A. HOW TO DEAL WITH UNITARIANISM:
Sometimes we are accused of being Unitarian. This, of course, is as false as it possibly could be. Oneness and Unitarianism are at the very opposite poles as far as faith in Jesus Christ is concerned. In dealing with this error, it is necessary to clear up all misunderstanding and clearly define the Truth of the Deity of our Lord.
The false teaching of Unitarianism may be briefly summed up as follows: 1. They deny the Deity of Jesus. 2. Jesus was merely a good man, the Holy Spirit an influence. 3. The Atonement is unnecessary since sin is a defect that education will remove. 4. The Bible is neither inspired nor infallible. 5. The supernatural is scorned.
In dealing with them dwell upon the miracles of our Lord and what He has done and is doing today. Give your own testimony of your experience with God. Give examples of Jesus answering prayer and healing from physical sickness.
Scriptures to be used in dealing with this heresy are Matthew 11:27; Matthew 14:33; John 14:6; John 8:21, 24; Acts 4:12; Philippians 2:9-11; I John 2:22-23; I John 5:10-12.
B. HOW TO DEAL WITH ROMAN CATHOLICS:
Whole books could be written showing the evil of the Roman Catholic Church. When we look at what is wrong with this religion there is no end to the list of things which can be mentioned: Idolatry, Popery, Marioltry, Mass, Confessional, Purgatory, etc., etc. However, in Personal Evangelism we are concerned with winning a Roman Catholic for the Lord and seeing them saved. Therefore we must use some wisdom and understanding.
Here are some useful suggestions: 1. Try to direct conversation on Jesus as much as possible. 2. Stress the possibility and joy of being assured of salvation, and knowing the forgiveness of sins. 3. Never seek to defend Protestantism. 4. Do not dwell on the sins of the Roman clergy. 5. Do not argue whether Peter was the first Pope of Rome. 6. Avoid appealing to history.
Here is a suggested means of approach. 1. Confess a high regard of the Virgin Mary and ask the inquirer if he believes he should do as the Virgin commanded. The answer will be “Yes.” Then turn to John 2:5, followed by John 3:3 and II Corinthians 5:17. 2. Show that salvation is not by works. Romans 4:5; II Timothy 1:9; Ephesians 2:8-9. 3. Show how he may enjoy the assurance of salvation. Acts 13:38-39 & I John 5:13.