Hello Readers and New Subscribers! David Telbat here. Welcome to “Sharing God’s Message,” Part IV in my series “If Christianity were Illegal.” Though it’s a tough message, I’d like us to consider this scenario. If Christianity were illegal, how would we live today? Through this seven-part series, I have several challenges for us. (Click here to read “If Christianity were Illegal” Part I, or Part II, or Part III.) In this fourth part, think about this challenge . . .
Do Not Share that Message!
You’re in an elevator in town. One man is next to you as the car ascends. On the elevator door, someone has written in graffiti marker, “Jesus is the only way!” You would comment on this statement, except proselytizing is now illegal in the U.S. It’s insensitive to share Christ, by law. You decide it’s best to keep your mouth shut. You wouldn’t want to sound like you’re pro-Christ or anything. You could get reported. Besides, you wouldn’t really know how to express your faith since you never tried to speak up even when it was legal to do so.
There are many “democratic” countries worldwide with anti-conversion laws. These laws prohibit proselytes. Christians have been persecuted in just about every country at one time or another. I’m afraid that it’s just a matter of time before we face it seriously here in the U.S.
God doesn’t promise us that we’ll be spared persecution (II Tim 3:12). Rather, we’re promised that God will help us through it, and He will spare His wrath against sinners when we accept His way of salvation from sin (I Thes 1:10).
When you cook a meal according to a recipe, you first study the recipe, then you cook. But when you are caught without that recipe, will you still be able to cook that meal? (The recipe is the Bible).
Witnessing and evangelism take preparation and learning from God’s Word. Are we silent while sharing Christ is still legal? Do we plan to step up for Christ later when the pressure is on? Will we be prepared?
God has given us a special responsibility to reach the lost for Him. Our victory in Christ is not conditional on our circumstances, nor should our obedience be.
Are we ready to be trained so we know now AND later how to take advantage of every opportunity with boldness? Here’s my personal recommendation to help you become equipped for sharing your faith boldly and biblically—
Read The Way of the Master by Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron. Click the title link to find it on the Living Waters website, or here at Amazon, here on Barnes & Noble, and here from iTunes. Read my REVIEW of The Way of the Master on this page.
See you in the field!
Read Part V in this series, “Spiritual Registration When Christianity is Illegal.”
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