Godly Replies To Pick Up Lines?

I heard a wise pastor/teacher, Harold Burchett say, “I never like to see sin walk off the court, thinking it has won.” Might one use a passing stranger’s pick up effort as a brief witnessing opportunity  for the Lord Jesus! I would not want to believe something that i could not get excited about! I want to stand for something.

Principles: if a stranger can challenge one’s moral values, suggest evil, does his lost soul deserve a gracious, godly reply? Should a lost person walk away from a believer without being given any light, any saving truth?

Granted, it is best for men to witness to men, and girls to girls. This post is not encouraging believers to get into relationships with nonbelievers.  Please avoid that sinkhole, that heartache, that shallow well.    Bluebirds don’t run with buzzards.

“Do not be deceived: Bad company corrupts good morals.” (1 Cor 15.33 NAS)  (2 Cor 6.14-17: Psa 1.1-2)

You girls would be a better judge than I would but here is how I might reply if hit on.

Pick up line: You must have come from heaven, you look like an angel.

Possible replies:

  • As a matter of fact, I am headed to heaven. Jesus has given me a free trip to heaven. How about you?
  • I’m very interested in heaven and spiritual things, are you?
  • I’m a born again Christian. May I ask, have you been saved yet?
  • You mention heaven, do you like to discuss spiritual things? I would not want to believe something I could not get excited about! Praise God!
  • You mention heaven, may I ask, what does this Bible verse mean to you:  “For the wages of sin is death, but the  gift of God is  [heaven] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Rom 6.23).
  • Do you think it is wiser to be controlled by the spirit or flesh?


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