“I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.” (Luke 19:40). Jesus told us that one of our duties was to “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation." (Mark 16:15). Why then doesn't every Christian boldly proclaim the name of Jesus and speak of his love, grace and mercy?
Some people find this terrifying, while others live the lie that their "religion" is "personal" , and that you simply do not talk about politics or religion. The scriptures say that “No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light." (Luke 8:16). We weren't given the gift of Salvation to horde or keep to ourselves. What use is having the Light of Salvation if we don't show it and lead others to God?
Some people worry about what others will say if they proclaim that JESUS is the only way....surely you cannot be that politically incorrect in polite company!! We sure don't want to offend anyone!! But Jesus tells us "Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels." (Luke 9:26) .
What a mess we have become! We are so worried about offending man, that we offend the one who gave his life for us. God have mercy!
Tomorrow we will talk about some ways of sharing your faith, and ways for those of you who are shy, to be effective!
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