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Where Will You Spend Eternity? (Instruction Manual)

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Where Will You Spend Eternity? (Instruction Manual)

You can download the Two Question Test at http://www.the-Gospel.org/pdf/2qt.pdf

Suggestions for running your booth

2 Timothy 2:15 - Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

John 7:16-17 - Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.

The Two Question Test is a guide; you can use your own examples. It's okay to use the test as a spring board into other profitable conversations. However, be sure you have a goal if you leave off using the test. Often inexperienced volunteers will leave off using the test and shortly after get a mental block and not be able to proceed. If the evangelist chooses not to use the test, he should still show the need for salvation, the way of salvation and what God expects of a new convert after he leaves the booth.

If we do our job right, we can at least plant some seeds. If someone is interested we offer them the Gospel of John.

At the-Gospel.org/stdy_2qt/question_1.php there is an online version of the two-question test to practice on. It will give you some ideas on how to work each page in the test.

Downloading and collating the test

  1. Print the odd pages, and then turn the pages around so that you can print the odd pages again. This way you can fit two pages on an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper.cover
  2. On the back of the cover page, print page 1. On the back of page 2, print page 3, etc.Page 2
  3. When you are done, you should have five pieces of paper, printed on both sides. We use a copier to make as many duplicates as we need.Five stacks
  4. Next, take one piece of paper from each stack and use four staples down the middle.Collate test
  5. Fold this down the middle and then using a paper trimmer cut into two booklets.
Finished

Staple an cut

Hints on using the Two Question Test

It may be helpful to have a copy of the test as you continue.

Page 1

If person checks box 1 or 2 continue to page 2.

If person marks box 3 or 4 continue to page 4

Page 2

At this point, I like to warn the person that this is sort of a trick question since the right answer is not printed on the page.

Help with the answers are on pages 17 and 18. You can also use the online version of the test to get ideas on how to discuss why each answer is incorrect.

• Other reason:_____________

If the person checked the box labeled other and believes that Jesus died for their sins, you may congratulate them. You may also ask them if they would like to take the rest of the test anyway. This gives you a chance to disciple them and confirm that they do believe in Jesus.

If they did not get the right answer, take them immediately to page 4.

Page 3

If the person does not believe they are going to Heaven, try to deal with the issues hindering their belief before going on to page 4.

Even though a person may want to believe in God, it is not possible by will alone. For instance, if you are convinced that Santa Claus is fictitious character, you will have many obstacles to overcome before you believe he is real. I could point out the advantages of believing: “Those who believe in Santa Claus get many valuable Christmas presents!” You would remain unconvinced. The problem isn't that the benefits aren't good enough. It's that evidence points to Santa being a myth.

In discussing the questions on this page, we are trying to use apologetics to show that it is rational to believe in Jesus.

1 Peter 3:15 - But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness
and fear:

Again, you can take the test online to get ideas on how to discuss the answers with the person taking the test.

Be polite; do not force a person to continue if they do not want to. If they are interested in continuing, go to page 4 when finished.

Page 4

Read the first and last paragraph aloud to the person:

If they are hesitant about deciding to continue, it can be helpful to regain their interest by politely saying something like, “What are five more minutes if you gain eternal life? ”

If they do not wish to proceed, do not force them. Instead, give them their copy of the test with and challenge them to read it sometime. You may try to offer them a copy of the Gospel of John.

Page 5

If they wish to continue, start by asking them to answer the following questions.

1. Are you a good person?

Yes  No  Sort of 

 2. Have you ever lied?

But the fearful, and unbelieving, ... and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. - Revelation 21:8

 3. Have you ever stolen anything?

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: nor shall ... thieves ... inherit the kingdom of God. - 1 Corinthians 6:9-10

 4. Have you ever used the Lord’s name in vain?

Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. - Exodus 20:7

 5. Have you ever disobeyed your parents?

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be ... disobedient to parents, - 2 Timothy 3:1-2

 6. Have you ever been envious or jealous of a friend?
(This means have you broken the 10th commandment "You shall not covet ...")

For this ye know, that no ... covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. - Ephesians 5:5

This page is based on Ray Comfort’s model that without seeing our sins we do not see our need to be saved. Using their own standard (question 1) they may be a good person. Using God's standard, five of the Ten Commandments (questions 2-6) they should be able to see that they are in trouble.

At this point, I usually tell them that to be saved by their good works, according to the Bible they must keep over 600 statues and ordinances in the Mosaic Law, not just the ones they feel like. Contrariwise, if God used man’s standard for goodness, we would still have to lock our houses once we are in heaven.

Page 6

This page shows us that we have two problems. Many man-made religions try to deal with the first problem, but none can deal with the second.

  1. Our sins have separated us from God and Just punishment being death. This is why we do not see God in our life or in our world.
  2. God would be merciful if he forgives our sins; however, God is not righteous if the price for sin not paid.

I often tell a story, asking the question; If a thief stole your car, how would you feel if a judge said to the thief,
"I know you stole his car, but since I am merciful, I will forgive you and release you." While he may be merciful, he would not be a just judge.

Show them how those who believe they are saved by their good works are arrogant. We would boast if our good works saved us. Try to stress how pride is one of our biggest problems.

1st Peter 5:5 - Likewise, younger ones, be subject to older ones, and all being subject to one another. Put on humility. For God resists proud ones, but He gives grace to the humble.

Page 7 & 8

God’s Solution was to send Jesus.

Who is Jesus?

It is important to establish who paid our price, Jesus is God the Son, Our creator, our promised Messiah, and Lord.

What did Jesus do for us? He lived a sinless life, and then He paid the price for all the world’s sins.

Being the Creator God qualifies Him to pay the price for all the world’s sins.

Page 9

Why did Jesus die for us?

John 15:13 - Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.

I believe that it is important to stress that we are saved by God’s ultimate love.

Go on to show how God used the cross to solve the problems we mentioned earlier on page 6.

Page 10

The way into Heaven

Galatians 3:6 - Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.

I usually introduce page ten like this.

"Now after sharing all this, I can show you the way into heaven," and then I quote the two proof texts.

You should read the proof texts aloud and then ask, "Do you believe this?"

If he says yes, you can confirm how we should be thankful.

If the person taking the test says that he does not believe Jesus rose from the dead, be gracious and remember we cannot force someone to believe.

Page 11 and 12

If you are thankful, God expects you to live worthy of him.

Jesus plainly taught that his disciples will Repent from sin, Forgive others, and Not Deny Him.

This is not salvation by works. In Matthew 18:23-35 Jesus told the parable of a servant who owed ten thousand talents. For that servant to be saved by his ‘good works’ he would have had to pay the ten thousand talents back. To be forgiven his huge debt he had to act worthy, that is, to also forgive his fellow servants their much smaller debts.

It is important to stress that what we believe effects how we live. Give examples in your own life.

James 2:20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

Sometimes I use an example of gold being buried in my front yard. If I really believed there was gold buried in my front yard, you would see my actions. If I really believed that Jesus died a horrible death for my sins, you would see my gratefulness.

Baptism

How to discuss the importance of water baptism should be decided by your own pastor before you use the test.

Page 13

If the person is ready you can lead them in prayer.

Page 14

You can share the life of William Tyndale to encourage them to read their Bible.

Page 15-16

Some final points as you begin walking with Jesus

You can add anything to the list that you have found to be useful in your own walk with God. The online version of the test has some additional points.

Page 17- 18

Page 17: A brief explanations to the questions on page two.

Page 18: A brief explanations to the questions on page three.

Back cover

You can explain this parable to them, stressing that their friends, discouragements, doubts, (like the birds) may discourage them as soon as they leave your booth.

Write your Name and an email address in the space provided so the person can contact you later with more questions. Give your phone number if you are comfortable doing so. Very young or inexperienced people in the booth can give their parent or pastor’s contact info.

Finally, offer them a Bible, New Testament or Gospel of John and do not forget to invite them to your church.

As I already mentioned, when I hand them a Bible I tell them about William Tyndale.

My email is jeffrey@the-Gospel.org you can contact me if you have any questions with this test.

May God bless you as you go out and make disciples.


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