July 03, 2003

go ye and make disciples

I have often thought about the primary reason Christians want to share their faith. I suppose that different people think of different reasons. I could list a few that I have heard:

  • Christians are holier than thou and just want to lord it over you.
  • They like to brag about their "goodness"
  • Just want everyone to agree with them because they have to feel superior

none of these really make sense, but after a little thought I was able to nail down why I feel the need to witness.

  1. The Great Commission (Matt. 28:19-20)
  2. Love for my fellow man

# 1 seems to be self explanitory, so let me devote the rest of this post to # 2.

  • Love for my fellow man
    I feel an overwhelming love for other people. I sincerely believe that if you don't have a personnal relationship with Jesus Christ, you will spend eternity in hell. Regardless of whether I am wrong or right, I believe that to be true and if I believe that to be true, and I don't try to share Christ with others then I am condemning them to Hell by not doing anything at all. No one who truly loves someone else, would do that to anyone.

    Does that make sense?

    Posted by GodzScout at July 3, 2003 02:15 AM
  • Comments

    I did miss you during the month of june. I really needed to be surrounded by all the inspiration I could find and it seems that almost everyone was taking a blogging break. glad you are back.

    I think I need to learn my Bible more. My mind goes blank on scriptures when I witness verbally to people. I try to live so that others can see Christ in me. But I stumble and fall quite a bit.

    Posted by: Patsy at July 4, 2003 06:02 PM