How to Talk to Someone About Repenting and Being Baptized
By: Tim Downs
This is what I say when approaching someone about being saved.
Hey how are you? Are you busy? I have a question for you. This is a really important question, are you ready? (Make sure you smile really big).
Do you want to go to heaven or to hell? —–They always say Heaven
Wow that’s awesome and did you know everyone I ask all over says the very same thing as you, that they want to go to heaven! Everyone wants to go to heaven, no one wants to go to hell! The crazy thing about that is that everyone wants to go to heaven but very few ever do what it takes to get there! Everyone wants to go to heaven no one wants to go to hell. Now, do you really want to go to heaven?
The Bible tells us unless a man is born again of the water and of the spirit they CANNOT go to heaven, say that for me CANNOT (get them to say that word) Right, cannot means even if you want to go to heaven it’s impossible, it’s not even conceivable, it’s literally impossible to ever go to heaven unless you’re born again of the water and the spirit! Now, do you really want to go to heaven?
Did you know it takes 5 minutes to repent of your sins, it takes 10 minutes to get baptized the right way. Only 15 minutes of your life to start doing what God requires to start living for him, this way you can get ready for heaven instead of just wanting to go there.
It takes 15 minutes to start your new life with God, what would stop you from doing what you have to do to get right with God right now? (Just look into their eyes do not say anything until they answer or speak) (Most people will say nothing will stop me)
If nothing will stop you, we have a church right down the road, we can take you right now and pray and repent of your sins, and we can baptize you the right way, what would stop you from doing that right now? (Again wait until they answer)
If they say they have been baptized before always ask with great enthusiasm “Was it in the Name of the father son and Holy Ghost” (never ask if it was in Jesus name) if they were baptized in Jesus name they will tell you, they will know it was in Jesus name… if not then you say, did you know that 95 % of all church people get baptized in with the words you just said, father son and holy ghost, however not one place in the entire Bible was anyone ever baptized using those words! You must get rebaptized in Jesus name right away, now, what would stop you right now from repenting and being baptized in Jesus name? (again do not say anything)
Sometimes people will say well I have to go do such and such…you then say, did you know the Bible says there is no promise of tomorrow for any man! Today is the day of salvation, we do not know if we even will be here tomorrow, life is but a vapor! Come on, do you really want to go to heaven? What would stop you right now from doing what it takes to get ready for that?
It’s very important to smile and be very confident about what you’re saying. Never argue, never try and get into a debate. Always just overcome each objection and smile. If you are talking to someone who is just a little bit hungry this will work! Keep positive, ask as many people as you can, someone says no then go ask others, be prepared to start baptizing many!
It is always good to have something to hand them when you approach them if possible. We have church cards, flyers, fruit snacks etc… it opens the door to talk to them, once they know it’s a church you just watch how they respond, if they look sad go ahead, try it!
This article “How to Talk to Someone About Repenting and Being Baptized” written by Tim Downs is excerpted from “Soul Winners Packet” for more information go to www.gowinsouls.com.