I have been thinking a little about evangelism lately, and the way people come to faith in the circles that I work in. When it comes to life issues where life and death are directly confronted, there are still a lot of people who chose to trust Christ because they "want to go to heaven".
More and more though, I notice that the appeal to avoid hell in order to come to faith has less and less appeal to people. When I see others talk to people about faith in that way...in terms of eternal destiny....I can see in their eyes they are already beginning to check out.
What seems to speak to people, from my experience, is a faith that works. A faith that makes sense in day to day living.
Why is this? I think this is in part because we live in a culture of immediacy. A culture that values what makes sense now, and what works now, not on something hypothetical in another dimension or something.
More about this later...I am just thinking outloud