Bin Laden Evangelism Survey

Posted on May 8, 2011


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!

This article was originally posted at The Speak:Truth Project: