My friend, you are already doing far more then most Christians do. Oh we sing "Onward Christian Soldier but most have gone AWOL within the first week or two. Much of this is due lack of training.
To answer your question, it sounds like you have painted your way intoa corner but even at that, the seed has been planted and it could be some total stranger down the road that says the things he needs to hear but remember, you sowed the seed. Often someone my plant something in a back yard garden and they have to move away. Someone else may move into that house shortly after and they get to reap the rewards that someone else worked for. The LORD knows and HE knows how much of what you said that may cause him to trust the LORD.
For further refernce, I would suggest telling someone about your own experiance and ask them, IF you were to die tonight and GOD stopped you at the gate of Heaven and asked you why HE should let you in, what would your answer be?
If he or she says "because I have been good all my life" or things such as that, you will learn what they are counting on for salvation.
The ONLY answer that will unlock that gate is "because I have placed my trust in Jesus and HE paid my debt in full.
Of course neither may be in these words but it will give you a sprng board to show them how they can know God on a personal basis. If they give and answer like the first example, you can easily say I use to believe that too but I found out it will now work....would you like to know what WILL open the gates of heaven? If they say yes, you can easily show them. If they say no, you could ask why they do not want to know because it too can often help you find out why and the HOLY SPIRIT will help you to counter their answer.
This is something I have written and use often to lead people to the LORD and you are very welcomed to repost this, print it out or what ever to help people see that there is a difference between KNOWING GOD and knowin ABOUT God.
I will answer the post you wrote after this tommorow as the morphine I took a short time ago is working. (I have had total knee replacements, one 5 weeks ago, the other last week)
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "razzledazzle9191" <razzledazzle9191@...> wrote:
> I've been talking about the Lord to someone at work. He says he believes in "something up there". So far I've quoted Romans 3:23 and told him that Jesus is the only way into heaven. I've told him that Hell is a real place, but I can't seem to get any further, I myself have backslidden for awhile and I'm now trying to get back on track because I want to spend eternity with the lord. My question is does anyone have any ideas how to improve my witnessing to this individual or to anyone?