I have mentioned this before, but recently something occurred that has grieved me and this is a reminder of that incident. Some time ago, a witnessing brother of mine invited his small group from church to join us at the local theater to practice sharing their faith. He invited them a number of times and some said they would come, but none ever showed up.
One evening, my friend invited them to a see “The Kingdom” a rated R movie that was playing one Friday night. That evening, six of those in his small group showed up.
Where is the passion for God gone? Where is our desire to see men saved. Does it take great skill to tell others how to be saved, how to escape the fires of hell? Not at all, all it takes is the spirit of God and a desire to see men saved. Is that why so few don’t share their faith? Because they lack the spirit of God and have no desire to see men saved? Why do men prefer movies or ball games over pleading for the souls of others?
Is this the Christ we have come to serve? Not the one who set the standard when it comes to seeking the lost, who laid down His own life even while we hate Him, but a Christ who is more concerned with feeding the flock, ball games, and pot lucks?
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
Let me finish, I have no problem with fellowship, or going to the movies or pot lucks and ball games. I find that fellowship with others in Christ is a blessing and very encouraging. But there must indeed be a proper balance. And indeed as well, the act of sharing the gospel was not a request for a certain few who professed Christ, it was a command for all who Christ has redeemed.
“And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” Mark 16:15
Light the darkness,