Lie Detector Test at the Beach

There was a crowd of walkers and surfers on the beach promenade today.  We were nearly overwhelmed with people stopping at our Bible table asking for prayer or wanting to talk about God.  Several walked away with a free new or used Bible.

Trevor said he was 20. “I used to be an atheist. Now I’m an agnostic. But I’m a good person and if there’s a heaven, I’m sure I’ll go there.”

I challenged him to take our Lie Detector Test. It’s a little box that asks the question: “Are you a good person?”  The test-taker is to place a small metal cube on the YES or NO. Trevor confidently placed the cube on the YES and it immediately jumped to the NO. His eyes grew big and questioning. He laughed when I explained there was a magnet under the NO.

I said, “We all fail the test when we claim to be good. “I’m sure in many ways you are a good person. Yet none of us is good enough for heaven.  The Bible tells us we are all sinners. We all need a Savior and there is only One.”

Just then,  a man pulled up on his bicycle. He said, “You may not remember me, but my wife and I stopped by your table last May. You talked to us about God and I was not persuaded. Two days later I was arrested and spent two months in jail.  The experience made me reflect on what you said about God.  I talked to the chaplain and he placed me in a Bible study. It was a life-changing experience.  I want you to know that your words prepared me to seek God.  My life has forever changed. Thank you.”

Trevor listened to his story and said to me, “Can I give you my email address?  I’m going to have more questions.”

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This life is temporary. This life is short.  When this life is over,  our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever.  Where will the “real you” live?  Will you live for all eternity separated from God?  Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven?   Learn more so you can make your most important decision:   http://www.godlife.com/gospel/  and   http://www.godlife.com/en/about-christianity

About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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14 Responses to Lie Detector Test at the Beach

  1. Florence says:

    It is wonderful to see the fruits from the seeds you plant for the Lord. Then the Lord causes the timing for thse two people to meet at your table. That was not a coincidence, that was from the Lord. Fantastic story.

  2. Karen says:

    Awesome that the one man was motivated to come tell you his story at the exact time Trevor was talking with you! It was just the right thing for him to hear! Keep answering his questions. God is obviously working on his heart!

  3. JoAnne says:

    Wonderful Kathleen. Very heartwarming to hear these stories of God working in the lives of the people you are encountering:)

    • Kathleen says:

      Thanks JoAnne. It was heartwarming to me as well, that a young man would return to share his newfound faith. His words not only encouraged me, but also the younger man seeking to know the Truth.

  4. Mark says:

    very good resource that lie detector – I bet I would fail it too! God bless you and your ministry!

  5. Carol says:

    So encouraging!!! It brought tears to my eyes rejoicing with you. Wow! God is just amazing, especially his “chance encounters.” WOW!

  6. Frank King says:

    I like the lie detector idea. It’s 100 percent right 100 percent of the time. None of us is good in the eyes of God. I love the way God continues to use you for the work of the Kingdom.

    • Kathleen says:

      Hey, you’re right! It IS 100% right, 100% of the time! True, none of us is good–no, not one. That’s why we all need a Savior–and there’s only One!

  7. David madsen says:

    PTL!!! Keep on keeping on!!! Miss everyone at the beach table!!! Love,David

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