I just came across the Simply Share Jesus website and watched and listened to their gospel presentation video in which they use a magic cube. It’s probably the slickest presentation that I have seen in a long while. I can see why it would be attractive for Christians to use this device/presentation. There are some good references to scripture in the presentation but it just falls short of being biblically faithful. Unfortunately they mess up the explanation of what sin is and then they omit the fact that we need to repent. They lead the viewer in a prayer that has no mention of repentance – only believing. In the entire presentation the viewer is never told that they need to stop sinning and completely forsake it. Here are a couple of quotes from the presentation and my response:
- “Sin is anything other that what God desires” This is just confusing. Sin is law breaking. We need to help people see that they have specifically and deliberately sinned against a Holy God. We need to use the 10 Commandments in evangelism
- “I confess that I have sinned against you” This was part of the prayer. Its confession, not repentance. The sinner is still permitted to live their sinful lifestyle but go on thinking that their belief in Jesus is authentic.
- “If you just prayed that prayer you are now a child of God and your sins are forgiven.” Praying a prayer like that and then exhorting them to think of themselves as Children of God. It just seems so dangerous.
Overall – This presentation could well be the vehicle to getting someone saved. But I am so concerned with the lack of repentance issue and muddy understanding of sin. I appreciate the time and effort that the production team has put into it. I am sure they are really excited about the project.
… What do you think? Am I off on this? Let me know.