Even the Nigerian that wants me to pretend to be a relative of a deceased guy with millions of $$ in the bank does not threaten me with a bad result, should I refuse to cooperate.
There is no "Con Game" when we Christians seek to tell others of the good news of Christ's salvation.
I think reading the New Testament for one's self gives a way for Jesus, the Source of the Good News, to speak to you directly.
I am not saying that charlatans of religion do not exist. They existed in the gospels. I don't see why they would not continue to exist afterwards.
But after reading the words of Jesus in, say, the Gospel of Luke
, do you feel like a "Con Game" is being put over on you by Jesus?
Do you think the Father He speaks of is running a "Con Game" on you when you read Mark
or the book of Matthew
I don't. I look back not on people who spoke to me about Jesus, and most of them were not perfect people, and I am thankful they took the time. Is it possible that out of good heart someone wants you to be saved?
Some know that they too were once scoffers and skeptical. And God had mercy on them to give them the ability to believe the gospel. So they cannot stand the thought that others could not be recipients of that same underserved mercy.
Faulty as our delivery may be at times, we feel others simply must at least be given the opportunity to hear.