Have you shared your faith recently with a non-believer? If not, it is not surprising.
More and more Christians feel that sharing their faith is optional, and that it is not their responsibility to share the Gospel with others. If you don’t believe me, check out this article from Barna.
Also almost half of Millennials think Evangelism is wrong. Check out this Barna article.
So why do some Christians feel it is not their responsibility to share the Good News about Jesus Christ? And why do some think that it is wrong to do so?
Scripture clearly commands us. and tells us that it is our responsibility to share the Gospel with the lost.
All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:18-21 NIV
But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry. 2 Timothy 4:5 NIV
He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. Mark 16:15 NIV
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20 NIV
The above are just a few of the many verses in the Bible that command Christians to share the Gospel with the lost world. It is not optional, for us as believers.
It is also not wrong, because our love for the lost should compel us to tell them what Jesus Christ has done for them. Our love for them should want them to become a Christian, so they can be saved and spend an eternity with Jesus.
If someone was drowning, and I was right beside them and could save them, but I chose not to, what would you think of me? Isn’t it the same? If the unbelievers around me are lost and headed for Hell, but I don’t tell them how they can be saved, it is just like they are drowning and I refused to help them.
When we refuse to share the Gospel with others, we are proving that we really do not love them.
As parents and grandparents, we need to model to our children, how to share our faith. Our children should see us doing it, when the occasion arises.
We should talk with our children about how important it is, and explain that God has commanded us to share the Good News about what Jesus has done, so the lost can be saved. It is not wrong to evangelize, and in fact it is showing love to others.
Allen Parr is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary who lives in McKinney, Texas. He has a You Tube channel called The Beat, and does short videos on all kinds of Biblical topics. We encourage you to check him out.
For a video on how to share your faith by Allen Parr, click HERE.
Allen will walk you through the below steps to share the Gospel.
- Gospel – The Gospel is Good News
- Sin – Understanding we all have sinned, and missed the mark
- Christ Died – We deserve death for our sins, but Jesus Christ died in our place
- Resurrection of Christ – Jesus Christ was raised from the dead
- Appearances – Jesus Christ was seen by many after being resurrected
- Jesus will return
“If you’re only born once, you’ll die twice. If you’re born twice, then you’ll only die once.” Allen Parr