Message to Christians
Did you know that 98% of Christians don’t share their faith regularly? And that doesnt mean just praying for them or ‘lifestyle’ evangelism but actively explaining the whole gospel message. ie, unless a person repents and puts their trust in Christ ALONE, they will incur God’s wrath and go to a place of eternal punishment called hell because we are all guilty before God of breaking his laws but Christ showed his love to us by taking the punishment that should have been ours while we were yet sinners, and by dying on the cross, provided a way out for us so that we can receive the forgiveness of sins and be made righteous by him. He was then raised from the dead for our justification
Are you a part of that 98%? If we are true christians, then we MUST spread the gospel. It is not an option but a commandment from Jesus. You do not have to be an evangelist to share the good news. Jesus said that we should “GO (and not wait for them to come) into the high ways and by ways and compel them to come in’. A lot of christians will not GO. You have to be deliberate about MAKING opportunities and not just WAITING for opportunities
Some people believe in ‘lifestyle evangelism’. I call this lazy evangelism because that is ALL that they do but your lifestyle alone cannot communicate the gospel. Your lifestyle should backup what you TELL them. Some people feel that “my life will let them know that I am a christian’ and then feel ‘well that’s my job done’ but they will not speak to someone and expound the good news. Is that you?
Maybe you dont know how to do it, or how to answer the questions that come your way or dont feel equipped.These websites can help you to get equipped and have some very good tools to get you started.
www.wretchedradio.com (You can hear witnessing encounters here from a wide variety of people. From atheists to JWs to Mormons to muslims to ‘christians’ who have no idea how to get to heaven). You can listen/podcast the two hour show everyday
Some people underestimate the power of the humble gospel tract. What’s even worse is that some professing Christians make claims against them; that they don’t work, are offensive etc. The Bible itself is one big gospel tract! Gospel tracts are just God’s word put onto the printed page. George Whitefield (one of the best Open Air preachers since Paul the apostle) was saved from reading a gospel tract.Get some good ones and give them out of every opportunity. Every day we talk to a multitude of strangers, to whom we could give a good gospel tract. From the Petrol Station Attendant, to the checkout person at the supermarket.. Everywhere we go there are lost souls, who if they died would spend eternity in the lake of fire.
Whatever your reason has been, stop making excuses and start somewhere. Even if that means handing out a gospel tract and running away, leaving one on a bus. Maybe send an email/letter to a loved one or friend like this.
So get to it! Stop wasting those opportunities to sow the seed and lets do it when ever and where ever we can
And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.(Jude 23)
Let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.(James 5:20)
Until the world hears
P.S By the way, I’m still learning too