Feb 25, 2013
Who Is Penn Jillette?
Penn Jillette is a professional Las Vegas magician and outspoken atheist.
In this video he describes how someone came up to him after a show, introduced himself, engaged in conversation, and then gave him a Bible.
You’d think Penn Jillette would laugh — ignore him — not care.
That’s not what happened.
Watch the 5-minute video –
- This is so simple — a humble, loving businessman cares enough to talk with Penn Jillette and give him a Bible. Any of us could do this with anyone we know.
- Penn Jillette was deeply impacted by this man. He said: This guy was a really good guy. He looked me right in the eyes. He was polite, and honest, and sane. And he cared enough about me to give me a Bible. He was a good man. He was a very, very, very good man.
- Penn Jillette respects those who humbly seek to convert others. He says — if I knew a truck was going to run you over, and you didn’t believe it — I’d tackle you. And eternal life is much more important. (Not that we tackle people. But you get the point.)
- He asks a convicting question — if you believe in heaven and hell, how much do you have to hate somebody to not tell them?
- I don’t need to have a long-term relationship with someone in order to share the Gospel. If I have genuine love and humility, I can tell anyone about Jesus Christ. That’s what Paul did — he went to the marketplace and talked to whoever happened to be there (Acts 17:17).
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