How To Be A Secret Soul Winner

Thousands upon thousands of Christians, Deacons, and, Pastors know about Secret Soul Winning. Do you?

For the first time ever Secret Soul Winning is revealed. Now you to can know the secret of Secret Soul Winning. You only need a few things to get started.

First you will need a lukewarm preacher. Then you will need a lukewarm Deacon, and a congregation that has been taught to be lukewarm. Throw in a few corrupted bibles used in the church, a smattering of lazy missionaries, and a regular band of evangelist passing through that preach “do as I say and not as I do”. Don’t forget a selection of “Tracts” that have cartoons, diagrams, etc. Great, you are almost there.

Now develop some “out reach” programs like, “door hanging”, “basketball night”, canvasing, and do not forget to have the carnival ministry at the Fair Grounds Booth.  One of these ministries has a three door box and they teach you to say to passers by, “See the three things God cannot do”. Step right up folks and open door 1, and 2, and 3, and look inside for the answers. You can also try the Bottle Water Brigade on hot days to lure the unsuspecting sinner in to your tent. Once they get the water, slip’em a tract. I was once told that the fair booth was scriptural because Paul in the book of Acts did something similar at Mars Hill.

Well there you have it, Secret Soul Winning. Why is it called “secret soul winning”? Because no one will know that is what you are doing. They may call it soul winning but it is not the Bible way it man’s way.

A word of caution, do not attempt secret soul winning too often (More than once a month or two). You may start to see that it does not really work, get discouraged, and give up witnessing for Jesus. You may start to believe the lie that soul winning is a gift for some but not you.

Or perhaps, after reading this you might begin to think there is a biblical way to win souls. Preaching! Do not get discouraged.
Try this, Pray for God’s power and His leading to find those who you may preach to. Perhaps start by saying “Hello, are you a Christian?” If they answer Yes, ask them about their testimony or how they came to know Jesus Christ the Savior. If they answer no, ask them if you could share with them a few verses or chapters in the Bible how and why they should be saved! This is just one way to approach someone.

For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. I Corinthians 1:21

I am not trying to be unkind, but if there is no Scriptural support for these leaven laden programs why continue in them. Congregations have lost their Holy Spirit Power, and as such, substitute preaching and soul winning with crafty programs, and other worldly ways to fill the void.

Let’s look at some of these to see if they line up with the Bible.
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Thessalonians 5:21

Many Pastors win souls, but too many not. Check the membership roles each year and see for yourself. Hundreds of churches close their doors every year. The churches that do grow are using worldly worship services to entice people to come as they are.

Deacons are to be Spirit filled servants. Stephen was the first martyr mentioned in the New Testament. He was a Spirit filled Deacon and preached boldly the Gospel. Spirit filled Christians are bold to preach the Gospel. Today’s deacons are selected for their faithfulness to the Pastor, how much they give, and their attendance on the appointed meeting days, etc.

An Evangelist is a Preacher of the Gospel (Strong’s Concordance #2099) first and foremost, and one who exhorts other Christians to do the same. Unfortunately too many today travel from church to church preaching about Soul Winning and getting right with God. But are they winning souls? Ask them how many souls they have led to Christ during the current year. You would be astounded at the answers. Remember, these are full time Evangelist. If you have been in church for any length of time you were probably told or taught that the “evangelist” preaches at “Revival” meetings. Think about it, how many times have you heard the pastor say, “Next week we will have evangelist so and so preach at our annual revival“, or something like that. The true meaning of Revival will be addressed in a later post.

How about those Tract Racks at the church. Shiny little foldouts that proclaim the four things you need to know to be saved. Some have illustrations, others silly cartoons, and still others with quizzes and questions. I would agree that many tracts contain the gospel truth about salvation, but that is not the Bible way of preaching the Gospel.

Check your Bible to see how many times the word tract, tracts or some form of the word tract is used. (0)
Next check to see how many times the word preaching, preach, preached,  is used. (151)
Yes, there are times that we cannot preach the Gospel for a multitude of reasons (Gas lines, bus stops, etc.) But if we can give them something to take away let it be a gospel filled sermon or a King James New Testament. Tracts have become an excuse for not warning everyone day and night they need to be saved! Many tracts have confusing or false information and lead the sinner in the wrong direction.

Outreach is not in the Bible, Paul never invited anyone to play basketball or some other sport as a means to preach Christ. Booths that are set up at fairs to “give out the gospel” are just another way for the churches to say “come in” rather than “going out”. For all the time and energy spent arranging and setting up booths your church could be knocking hundreds and thousands of doors. Every gospel booth that sets up at one of these venues Must Agree To Their Rules And Conditions of the Fair. That alone should be a big red flag!

For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. I Corinthians 1:21
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17:

I know that my Brothers and Sisters in Christ are sincere in their efforts to win others to Christ. I know they are spending money and time and have good intentions. But that still does not change the fact that what they are doing is not biblical.

Sadly, if you should try to challenge your Pastor or the leadership in this area you will be met with an avalanche of excuses. They will tell you that so many are saved by handing out tracts, that hundreds are saved at the fair and other out reach events, and the deacons and members preach the gospel at their work place, and in their neighborhoods. They will attack you as being negative, and an accuser of the brethren. But they will not search the Scriptures to see if their methods line up with the Bible. They are prideful, and view your questions as an attack on their theological pedigree.

Christians, you ARE the Church. You are commanded to prove all things. What will you do?
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. I Thessalonians 5:21