“And he said to them, Go you into all the world, and preach the gospel to all creation.” – Mark 16:15
It doesn’t take long for people to know where I stand with God, but with our “politically correct” world, it’s sometimes hard to share my faith with people. For the average person, the situation can easily become uncomfortable. You don’t want to offend people, especially at your place of business which can get you into hot water with bosses and others. That being said, how much more uncomfortable will it be if you knew that the person you had the chance to share the gospel with went to hell and even took others with him or her?
That’s the chance we take when we know that someone doesn’t know Christ and yet we do nothing about it. There are so many people in this world who are walking in sin. They are going down a bad road and don’t know how to stop. It’s up to you and I as Christians to tell them about Christ. There’s a part in the book of Acts where the apostle Philip meets an Ethiopian who is reading the scriptures. Philip asks if he understands what he’s reading, to which the Ethiopian replies, “How can I if nobody explains it to me?”
No matter how far along in your journey with Christ that you are, you still can help show someone else the truth. We all have a story. Start with what you know. Tell that other person about your past and then how your life has changed after Jesus. It’ll be enough. And let me tell you, I’ve never saved anybody. That’s not my job, it’s the Holy Spirit’s job. I’ve simply pointed towards Jesus. Sometimes they walk away with a new purpose and sometimes they walk away offended. All you can do is pray that the seed has been sown and believe that God will give the increase.
Just think about it. If you went to the doctor and they found out you had cancer. Then, they knew that there was a cure, but didn’t tell you about it. Once you found out, you’d be fighting mad. You’d probably sue them or worse. Well, sin is the cancer and the wages of sin is death. The cure is Jesus Christ and all who call upon Him shall be saved. How dare you keep that cure to yourself!
There are good people, maybe even people in your own household that don’t know the love of Jesus Christ. What would you do to stop them from being lost forever? You don’t have to preach to them to tell them about Christ. Do it simply and plainly. To tell them about Jesus is to tell them that you love them.
God’s blessings to you.