As a Christian fundamentalist in charge of knocking on doors for Jesus, I didn’t like interrupting people’s lives with threats of hellfire. But the Great Commission in the book of Matthew – go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature – gave me no wiggle room.
Still. I was an apathetic proselyte. In all my years of door knocking, I’ve only convinced one man (who may have been drunk) to sit down a Open Bible Study – a series of color-coded educational brochures intended to end with baptism by immersion.