Christians should always be conscious of their and others’ eternal destiny; living with Christ or living death with Satan. Before I think, witness, preach, admonish, write anything about the Gospel my attitude should not be “you win some, you lose some,” but compassion for all – for those i love or love me as well as for those who hate me. Let our prayer always be, as one preacher said, “make me a winsome exponent of the Gospel.”
An exponent of the Gospel should indeed have the winsome quality of “always be[ing] prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect (2 Peter 3:15b).” There are occasions, though, where “winsome” may be inappropriate as we see in Jesus’ frequent warnings of the wrath to come.