Random Citizen: “You do good”
You: “So all it takes to go to heaven is to do good?
Random Citizen: "Yes”
You: “Do you do good? All the time? Every time?”
Random Citizen: “Well, no.”
You: “If not then, does that mean you might not get to heaven? Let me ask you a few questions about how well you have kept the 10 commandments. How many lies would you say you’ve told? Etc”
Having Biblical answers to just these few responses will take you a long way in evangelizing.
I’m not saying you just walk up to random people and start asking ‘How do you go to heaven?’ I typically try to get a conversation started with a money tract, or you can give them a gift, like a cross penny.
I try to give them a little something they can take with them. This little gift I like to give because I care about them and hope they can see that through the gift.
Sometimes, after asking ‘How do you get to heaven’, I’ve had some people kind of talk in circles about their beliefs on how to get to heaven that aren’t very clear, and their answer didn’t go anywhere.
There’s a lesser asked question that can be just as effective in just this situation... Ask the flipside of the first question: