Bin Laden Evangelism Survey

Yesterday on airō I posted an article titled Osama, Terrorism, Despair, and Hope and closed with how the death of Osama bin Laden has given us an incredible opportunity to share the Gospel with the lost. No doubt every person you come in contact with has an opinion on the matter, and I can think of no easier way to transition into a spiritual conversation than using bin Laden as an icebreaker.

In the aforementioned article, I mentioned I would put together a list of survey questions to ask folks in order to share the Gospel with them.  Living Waters offers a similar Survey Pad, and I think such a strategy would be perfect to employ during an evangelism outreach.  Here’s what I’ve got so far:

  1. Where were you when you heard the news about the terrorist attacks on 9/11?  ________________________
  2. Where were you when you heard the news about Osama bin Laden? _________________________________
  3. What was your initial reaction? _____________________________________________________________
  4. Do you believe they should have captured him to be put on trial? ___________________________________
  5. Do you feel safer now that bin Laden is dead? __________________________________________________
  6. Do you believe the United States will be attacked in the near future? _________________________________
  7. Where do you believe Osama bin Laden is now? ________________________________________________
  8. Where do you believe Ronald Reagan is? ___________
  9. How about Hitler? __________
  10. Pope John Paul II? _________
  11. Saddam Hussein? _________
  12. Ghandi? __________
  13. Mother Teresa? ____________
  14. Timothy McVeigh? __________
  15. Michael Jackson? ____________
  16. Princess Diana? __________
  17. Joseph Stalin? __________
  18. John F. Kennedy? ____________
  19. Among these people, how did you determine whether they went to heaven or hell? _______________________
  20. If a terrorist avenged bin Laden’s death right here and right now with a bomb, where would you go? __________
  21. Do you consider yourself to be a good person? _____________
  22. How many lies have you told…

From this point on, you can take them through the Law and the Gospel, such as the way Ray Comfort lovingly instructs the young man in the video below.

I plan on printing these out in a Word document to keep with me, especially during evangelism events.  What are your thoughts?  Do you have any questions to add?  If you decide to use this strategy to witness to people, we’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

Update:  For your convenience, you can download this survey from Google Documents here:  Bin Laden Evangelism Survey

5 Responses to “Bin Laden Evangelism Survey”
  1. Joshua Earl says:

    GOOD stuff brother. That’s a fantastic way to really get people to think about eternity. Keep ’em coming!

  2. Stephanie Tharpe says:

    I think these questions are great. I can’t wait to use them during Speed Street!

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