One of the ways Christians try to evangelize is to help them see how wretched they really are so that they might see their need for Jesus. Other try to help people see their philosophical need for an absolute truth. And just share Jesus without any preamble.

These are often wise.

But I’ve come across some people who are so wretched, weak, and disdainful of themselves and being in general that something like “living forever with God” sounds worse than dying and sleeping forever.

How can we help them aside from prayer?

I suspect sometimes, the pre-evangelism necessary might include helping them get their lives together generally, if at all possible. Why? If their life isn’t purely miserable, then eternal life might seem like a worth while goal or a gift worth receiving.

How do you help people do this?

I’m not certain but I have some ideas.

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