I was on college mission all last week – a week of evangelism based at Hume Presbyterian in the northern suburbs (near Melbourne airport). It was a great week, with a lot of doorknocking and speaking to people at local bustops – particularly Muslims and Italian Roman Catholics. The candidates were energetic and engaged, and we were perhaps all surprised at how ready people were to speak with us.
Lesson learned: the doctrines of the atonement, justification and assurance are still as vital and relevant as ever!
It never ceases to amaze me that most people think:
1. they are going to heaven – even the athiests;
2. they get to heaven by being good;
3. they have done bad, but the good outweighs the bad;
4. that God agrees with their view of things.