GLST 220 Liberty University Online
February , 2015
The young lady I intend to present the gospel to her name is Hee KyungLee. We have recently became neighbors. She is 35 and from Korea she lived in South Korea until she was 20 where she came to the states to live. Hee’s religious beliefs prior to coming to America was of Buddhism. At this time she is searching for answers to her questions about God. Elements of Communication:
Presenting the gospel to Hee I ask her a question “If you were standing in front of God right now and He ask, “Why should I let you into my Heaven?” What would you say? Hee said she did not know how she would answer such a question. I opened my Bible to John 3:16 where it says “For God so loved this world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” God’s main purpose for us is to give us eternal life. This is a free gift from God to us. (Romans 6:23) He tells us in John 10:10 that he came to give us eternal life She ask how does she obtain this eternal life. My response was you have to repent of all your sins and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved. Cultural Systems:
Hee’s cultural background are of the Buddhism faith. “Buddhist believe in moral philosophy, an ethical way to live for the here and now of this world. Buddha focused his beliefs on practical ways to end suffering. He did not rule out the existence of a God or Gods, and shortly after his death a devotional element formed with Buddhism.”  In speaking to Hee making it known to her that only thinking of the here and now meant she had no desire for the future of her life. That didn’t she want more out of her life? Or more precise a life after death? This gave her a means of listening and learning that there is a God that offers her a life that would be so marvelous that our human minds cannot perceive all the beauty of worshiping God forever. Cultural Value Orientations:
Hee’s cultural values are still dear to her but living in the U.S. and being convicted by the Holy Spirit she recently started questioning other aspects of her own life after death. She began to question me about my beliefs in God. This took me to several different passages to show her the plan of Salvation and how to obtain it. Hee has opinions on her after life. She believes that once you die you will be reborn into another body which brings out the belief of Reincarnation) or they enter a place called Nirvana. I remarked to her the only way to be reborn is through Jesus Christ and that means you have to repent and ask for forgiveness only by him before you can know that upon death you will receive eternal life and that you will live forever in heaven with Him.
In presenting the gospel to Hee opening my Bible to Genesis 1:1 it says “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” This means there was nothing to this world until He created it. We have a purpose for our lives. By God creating man and woman in the Garden of Eden where all they were commanded to do was to rule over everything on this earth. However, also in the Garden of Eden came a evil force known as Satan in the form of a snake and where he tempted Eve to eat a apple from the tree of knowledge and told her that if they ate of this tree they would have the knowledge of God’s. So she did eat and she offered some to Adam and he did eat. This incident is called mankind’s fall to Sin where we fell...
References: 1. Let Us Reason Ministries, “Basics of Buddhism.”
2. McKnight Scot, “The King Jesus Gospel,” (2011) (pp.148-152).
3. Spirit Filled Life Bible for Students, (1995).
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