Sunday, June 20, 2010

Are you a Christian? Do you share your faith?

This is a sample of different encounters, not with the unsaved but those professing to be Believers. Here’s what I have heard over the last several weeks when handing out tracts.

"I am a Christian and I don’t need that tract."
I then say, how about taking this Gospel message and passing it on, I hear, I don’t do that kind of thing.

"I know I am going to Heaven."
When asked how they know, I hear because I accepted Jesus into my heart. When I tell them that is not in the Bible, they leave in a huff!

"I don’t believe in shoving my religion on people."
When I say, Jesus commanded us to preach the Gospel to all the world, he stormed off.

"I am a Christian and know I am going to Heaven."
I ask – if I came up to you and asked how to get to Heaven when I die, what would you tell me? The response was you have to love Jesus and believe in him. Then when asked what that means, I get no response. I say the demons believed - are they going to heaven? Nothing again and he left.

"I am a Christian."
I ask how often you share your faith? The response was we only have Christian friends and associate only with people in our church. I then asked why not share your faith with non-believers as we are commanded to do? No response and they walked away.

"I am a Christian and am going to heaven because Jesus paid my sin price and I have faith in Him, what He did on the cross, that He is God and I admitted my sins to him."
My response to someone like this is – that is really great news and one day we will see each other again. How often to you share your faith with others? Response is, "... not often enough."

You may read this and say I am condemning. I am only giving you a sample of responses I hear. Jesus said: Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age."
(Matthew 28:19-20)

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