Why A Fact Sheet?
Below, Donna Morley explains why she developed the Fact Sheet:
I have always had a hard time with facts. Throughout high school and
college, I hated them. In high school, I felt that memorizing a zillion dates in history
was irrelevant to my life. And in college chemistry, memorizing the periodic table
not only seemed irrelevant but boring beyond description. Of course, that was then,
and this is now. I can now honestly say I love facts–especially facts that can help
save a soul.
The Fact Sheet is filled with scriptures that can help you bring your Catholic,
Mormon, and Jehovah’s Witness friend to Christ (soon, we’ll have more fact sheets
The best part of using this Fact Sheet is you won’t have to memorize a thing!
Once you get your sheet, take a good look at it. You will notice there are specific
questions to ask. As your friend answers your questions, you will be able to point
him/her to the truth, found in the scriptures. These scriptures are made available
on the sheet.
For example, some time ago my Christian friend Cynthia had a lot of
questions about how to share the gospel with someone who grew up Catholic. She
knew very little about Catholicism and didn’t know what to say.
Rather than answer Cynthia’s questions right away, I wanted to see how
effective a Catholic Fact Sheet would be for someone like her. Grabbing from my
desk my newly made Catholic Fact Sheet, I said, “Let’s role play.” And so we did. I
played the Catholic, and she played herself, the Christian. She asked the first
question from the Fact Sheet, and I gave her the Catholic answers. With the help of
the Fact Sheet she was able to converse with me, give me appropriate Scripture
verses, and show me what God had to say about certain subjects.
Cynthia enjoyed this so much that she wanted to go through the entire Fact
Sheet with me. She did a great job of “witnessing” to me, although she admits she
now wants to read my Understanding Catholicism so she can truly understand the
religion and why Catholics believe what they do.
By the way, to save space on the Fact Sheets, I abbreviated some references
to the books of the Bible. For instance, Genesis is “Gen.”, Deuteronomy is “Deut.,”
Matthew is “Mt.,” Hebrews is “Heb.,” and so on. “BOM refers to the Book of Mormon.”
Before you meet with a Catholic, Mormon, or Jehovah’s Witness, you’ll want
to look over the Fact Sheet. In fact, you’ll find it helpful to review it periodically so
you’re also ready for the Mormon or J.W. missionary who may come knocking at
your door! The Fact Sheet, which points the lost to the Word of God will go a long
way toward helping you to be ready “to make a defense to everyone who asks you
to give an account for the hope that is in you” (1 Peter 3:15).
Enjoy having a part in the great harvest!