Audio Sermon ‘Are you a Christian? Vs. Why are you a Christian?,’ by Dr. Voddie Baucham
Dr. Voddie Baucham is teaching thru a series on the ‘doctrine of salvation.’ Here he talks about the ‘covenant of redemption,’ as he preaches from John chapter 17.
I don’t believe anyone’s ever asked me “why are you a Christian,” but perhaps the most God centered – God glorifying answer I could give, is this. “I didn’t have a choice, but I’m thankful that He saved a wretch like me!” I suspect that answer would be perplexing to most.
Nonetheless I gleamed a new ‘evangelism idea’ from this message, as I need to diversify the videos on my YouTube channel.
Once my new IPOC tracts are in-print, I will be taking my video camera and handheld mic out to public places, and spend time asking people these questions. First “Are you a Christian?” (most will say yes). But then ask them the who’s, what, where, why, when and how’s. Such as “Why are you a Christian?” When did you become a Christian? How did you become a Christian? Where did you become a Christian? What were you doing when you became a Christian ? Who was involved in your salvation? I suspect they would either not know most the answers, or their answers would be man-centered, or church-centered. Rather than directly referring to the Godhead, their false deity of ‘me, myself & I’ would be made known.
I might even do this at the exact location that I was saved at. 🙂 More in comments below.
Here’s my answers to those questions:
Why are you a Christian? I didn’t have a choice, but I’m thankful that HE saved a wretch like me.
When did you become a Christian? Nov 14th, 1991 around noon.
How did you become a Christian? His Scripture Romans 6:23 was haunting me, the same day I was involved in an ambush, I begged God for mercy, and cried out to Him for salvation, and He did.
Where did you become a Christian? In a church parking lot, on the corner of Ave 53 & Figueroa, in Los Angeles.
What were you doing when you became a Christian (saved)? I was working an undercover assignment as an LAPD officer, and we were ambushed; hence I was engaged in a gun battle.
Who was involved in your salvation? NO ONE, but the Lord. Not a church, man, nor ministry.
Sola Scriptura, Sola Fide, Sola Gratia, Solus Christus, Soli Deo Gloria!