Which do you think is more effective in showing the kingdom — debating abortion or praying for someone’s migraine and seeing them relieved of pain? How about a biblically correct argument against gay marriage, or praying for someone’s lost wallet and seeing it returned with nothing missing?
No one is ever swayed by debate or accusation. Ever. It just makes them mad and convinced that Christians are heartless and mean. That is polar opposite to how we should be viewed. They should know us by our love, not our hate. They should know us for the good that we support, not what we oppose.
But more than anything, people need to see the power of God in action to heal and change lives. That can only happen when you experience it yourself. You have to be praying for healing and seeing miracles in your own life, then you can release in others. Once you get started, it’s fun. Who doesn’t like seeing anyone free of pain or problems suddenly fixed?
The world needs to see the reality of God, not vindictive arguments that only serve to widen the gap. God is good, that’s the message. He wants to save, heal, and deliver. That’s what we should be showing. Get behind that message and people will be interested.