So, here's the question. Do we "convince" them by quoting a Bible they don't believe? Do we preach Hell to them? Do we try to convince them they can live their best life now? What do we do. I know the answer. Apostle Paul knew the answer.
1 Corinthians 2:4 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, 5 so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.
So what does that look like? Pancake dinners served in the fellowship hall?
Yet in the bulk of failing churches and denominations in the USA today, none of this is happening. Why? FEAR. Fear of not being able to walk in what the Shadow of Peter did. Fear that the "clergy" would be shown up for what it is.
We don't need clergy to do the work. They are boot camp sergeants.. that's all. Preparation. IF the people walking out of the building aren't flowing in ALL 9 Gifts they are unequipped. YES that means, Tongues and interpretations of tongues, Prophecy, Wisdom, Knowledge, Supernatural Faith, Healing, Discernment, Miracle Works. These must be normative or we will fail to reach this generation of lost souls.
Only by demonstration as Paul did can we ever hope to make an impact.. yet we are afraid. I will be so bold as to say that if you are unwilling or afraid to move in this, you are a counterfeit. Time to step out from behind the curtain of Religious trappings. Dorothy and Toto stopped believing in the great and mighty OZ long ago. Now show me.. Or sit down.