God gives Christians the opportunity to share their faith if we would just remain open to the opportunities all around us. So many times, we are resistant to open the door of our beliefs for fear that controversial issues like abortion or homosexuality will surface and destroy a friendship, a fledgling relationship, or perhaps brand us as “one of those narrow-minded bigots”.
We stumble over opportunities and Satan finds us as no threat to his kingdom. Consider instead actively looking for opportunities to share the Good News, customized in the ways that God presents them.
We do not have to get in the weeds of our views on matters that have nothing to do with the pain a colleague is experiencing in the loss of a loved one. We can offer love and compassion, both on a person-to-person basis AND on a supernatural God-to-person basis.
We don’t have to blather about our views on Democrats or Progressives or the border crisis when those views are divisive to those around us, preventing future opportunities to share what is infinitely more important.
The clear and uncluttered point is that Christians go to Heaven and non-Christians do not. So, we need to set aside secondary issues like water vs. emersion baptism, Trump vs. Biden, homosexuality, abortion, sign gifts, and all the other clutter, and focus on Christ and Him crucified.
We need to ask the question, what are the roadblocks for this specific person preventing them from accepting Christ, and limit our conversation to those issues. Once someone comes into a personal relationship with Christ, sanctification will then, and only then, begin. It will continue, as they read God’s love letter, and their theology will solidify in the areas God (not man) desires it to be directed. And, don’t be surprised if those views run counter to your sacrosanct theology. On the secondary issues, they may be correct and you may be later found in error. The bottom line is, once saved, who cares, since Heaven awaits all who have saving faith (Eph. 2:8-9, Rom. 10:9-10)
“For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.” – 1 Corinthians 13:12
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