Honest Evangelism

Abraham Lincoln, President, Portrait, United States

Many people wonder what to do if someone asks you a question when you are witnessing to someone that is not related to the gospel. My answer to that problem is to just be honest about the question and get back to sharing the gospel as soon as you can.

Recently I was asked a question about tattoos in a witness encounter. I said that the only place that the Bible prohibits tattoos is in Leviticus 19:28, ” You shall not make any cuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves: I am the Lord.” It is not mentioned in the New Testament. God wanted this chosen people Israel to be different from the nations surrounding them. Idolatry was also associated with idolatry and pagan witchcraft. I said as long as your tattoo glorifies God , don’t worry about it.

Then I transitioned to that like tattoos we are created in the image of God. That when we sin we are not correctly representing God. Then I went through the Ten Commandments to show that we are sinners who are guilty of sinning against a just and Holy God. That we deserve to go to Hell. But God in His mercy sent His Son Jesus to die on the cross to pay the penalty for our sin. What we have to do in response is repent of our sin and trust in Jesus as our Lord and savior. Then He will save us tattoos and all.

I was honest about tattoos, but I didn’t stay there. I went to the heart of the matter. That is how we do honest evangelism.

I hope that this has blessed you. Please feel free to comment in the comment section. Please no cursing for pornography. Also feel free to share this post to your friends who need it, or like it. If you want to contact me, you can contact me at josiah.rob.nichols@gmail.com with any question you want. Also please feel free to look at the resource page to look at The Using Hermeneutics Series. the book series is designed to teach you biblical interpretation through demonstration. Lord bless you.


2 thoughts on “Honest Evangelism

  1. Beautiful! Good job keeping them off their rabbit trails! So many times, people bring irrelevant objections to the table, and usually they’re distractions. But who knows! This could have been an actual concern. Was the person you were witnessing to tattooed?


    1. They were considering getting tattooed. I said initially if you want a tattoo get it; but if you don’t, don’t let anyone pressure you into getting it. They were shocked because I was a Christian and they thought that Christians hated people with tattoos. I was then able to transition to the gospel after the initial answering of their question.


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