Jeremy and I set up the Good Person Test flip chart near the Hastings clock tower one afternoon. Soon we were busy talking with four teenage girls from the Catholic school.
They showed genuine interest in the gospel; one was teary-eyed as Jeremy explained the extremes Jesus went to, to demonstrate His love for us. Like the Bereans (Acts 17:10-11), I was pleased to see that one of the girls pulled her Bible out of her school bag, to check the verses which Jeremy quoted. None of them made a commitment to Christ at that time but for the first time in their lives they understood who Jesus really was and what they need to do to know him.
At one stage while we were showing the Good Person Test to these young ladies, a man wandered over and peered over their shoulders, to see what was going on. As soon as he realized that it was about God, his face twisted from that of a curious onlooker, to that of someone reeling as if they were about to faint. He hastened on his way down the street, calling out from half a block away, "Don't let them brainwash you!" Huh. When we share the gospel we never quiet know what response we will get but we do know people will have a response. 2 cor 2:16