I’ve been trying to come up with a title for this. I haven’t settled on any one title. Here is what I have so far: The Shocking Truth About Defending Christianity or maybe Secrets of the Great Commission or A Mistake I Didn’t Realize I Was Making. I’ll have to keep working on the title.
In the mean time let me say that in my recent past I’ve held the viewpoint that I must induce people in every way to consent to Jesus as their Savior for their own present and eternal welfare, of course. If it was necessary I’d debate with them or is that reason with them? If it was necessary I’d enlighten their ignorance with some well-timed quotations from the Bible. If it was needed I’d demonstrate publicly against their position.
Of course it didn’t take long to figure out that people were avoiding me or that I wasn’t greatly loved or admired. I realize some might say, “So what!
I have a friend who says (talking about the Christian faith), “People know more about what we’re against than who we’re for.” This statement sobered me.
Now I’m wondering if my arguing truly makes much difference? Why do I tell people about Jesus? Because it’s my commission? Why make angry noises? Don’t my actions speak louder than my words? Shouldn’t I speak only when the Holy Spirit prompts me to? Aren’t all other efforts by me fruitless? What do you think?
Lately I’ve been seized by this thought: Behave like Jesus for the common good.
Obviously some will be offended by this action too. Yet, it seems clear to me that if I practice acting like Jesus then the Christian faith doesn’t need to be defended because it is being defended.
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