I like to use questions in my evangelism conversations with people.
Questions help them think about matters of faith.
Questions help draw people into conversations.
Questions can help further a conversation along rather than me making declarations all the time.
Evangelism Questions and the Engel Scale?
I was looking at an article by Paul Hazelden about The Modified Engel Scale (Complete).
The Engel Scale (use your favorite search engine to find more information) was developed several years ago to help map out evangelism as a process.
The Engel Scale presupposes that conversion is a linear event, that conversion happens after a rational conclusion of examining the evidence that one needs a solution for sin and that Jesus is that solution.
While it maps out evangelism as a process, the process is not as linear as it appears.
For example, my own conversion was without any understanding of my sin — I just knew I needed to follow Jesus.
I understood what sin meant when I began reading the Bible later.
14 Questions an Evangelist can use.
At the end of the article, there is a list of questions that can be helpful to the evangelist. I refer you to the article for the larger context. The Modified Engel Scale (Complete).
These are some possible questions to help determine where a person is on the revised scale in their journey towards Christ.
- Is it possible there is a God?
- Do you believe God may exist?
- Are you certain there is no God?
- Is there a purpose to the universe?
- Does the human race have a destiny to fulfill?
- Do you think you may be mistaken about whether God exists?
- Is it possible you may be mistaken in your ideas about God?
- Do you think there probably is a God?
- Do you think God is a person?
- Do you think God gets angry about some things?
- Do you think God created the universe?
- Do you think a person can know God?
- Do you hope it may be possible to get to know God?
- Do you believe anyone in the past has known God?
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Let me ask you this?
What questions do you like to use in your conversations?