by Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church – Soul Winning is Like Baseball
Editor’s note: Apparently the government of Guyana is a lot less picky about who they allow in than South Africa. Anderson has been on his ‘soul winning’ trips to Guyana and the eastern U.S. recently. Very very quietly without any announced fanfare. Here’s a question, what would you do if Anderson showed up on your doorstep preaching the gospel?
An apple tree brings forth lots of apples, but most of the apples will not end up producing other trees. When one of the apples falls to the ground and a seed ends up sprouting into another apple tree, the cycle is complete. The ultimate goal in soul winning is for you to win someone to the Lord who will bring forth his or her own fruit by becoming a soul winner, but not all of your fruit will complete the cycle. Think of soul-winning as a game of baseball and getting someone saved as getting to first base.
First base: The person gets saved
Second base: They get baptized
Third base: They start going to church regularly
Home plate: They become a soul winner
Sometimes when giving the Gospel to people you will strike out, but if you keep playing the game, eventually someone will get saved. In a baseball game if someone makes it to first base that’s a good thing. Some people will mistakenly think that we shouldn’t even try to get someone saved unless we know for sure that they will start coming to church and be fed spiritually, but that’s a terrible attitude to have.
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