People Need To Know About Jesus

People need to know about Jesus yet many Christians don’t share the way of salvation with others.

  • Some become complacent. It’s not a priority.
  • They fear man rather than fearing God.
  • They don’t understand the severity of hell.
  • They don’t feel they have enough knowledge.
  • They don’t want to offend anyone.

Some Christians enjoy being with friends and having fellowship so much that they don’t prioritize others outside their circle. They remain in their comfort zone, neglecting to venture out and talk to those who are not saved. It’s not a priority. This complacency becomes habitual. A Barna poll from May 2018 said that 64% of Christians believe evangelizing is optional.

Others are simply afraid of people in general. The ability to share with others should not be viewed as coming from our own strength, but from God’s strength. Romans 1:16 reads, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation, to everyone that believes.”  He gives us the ability at the time we need it. Also, everything we do for the Lord is to be done in faith. We need to trust that He will give us what we need at the time we need it. In addition, the Bible instructs us not to fear man but to fear God. Hebrews 13:6 says, “So that we may boldly say, ‘The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.’”

If we truly fear God, we will obey Him. Jesus said in John 14:15, “If you love me, keep my commandments.”

Then there are those who are truly unaware of the severity of hell. If they understood that its horrors are beyond belief, and people will be there for all eternity, they would have more urgency to share the Word of God to warn people. Many Churches don’t teach about hell so people are ignorant of what truly awaits the unsaved. Jesus Himself warned about hell in 46 verses.

Paul said in 2 Corinthians 5:10-11, “Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men.” We must understand that the Great White Throne Judgment is where those who don’t know Him will be cast into the lake of burning brimstone. That should terrify us and motivate us to be more persuasive with men. Acts 20:26 says, “Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.” Eternal punishment is one of the basic foundational principals mentioned in Hebrews 6:2.

Many Christians feel like they don’t have enough knowledge to share the way of salvation with others. This is a mistake. It’s not our great knowledge that pricks a person’s conscience. It’s telling them how much God loves them. He died on the cross for their sins. Explaining that we all deserve death and that Jesus died in our place on the cross holds the convicting power. Preaching of the cross is the power. The Holy Spirit is the one who convicts their heart to believe. It’s our enthusiasm, and a caring attitude without being condescending that will be received. 

A final reason people avoid sharing about Jesus is the false belief that we must exhibit tolerance by not sharing our faith. Tolerance is not to be confused with consideration. A person can be considerate, but that should never compromise a stand against evil. To tolerate all is to cater to evil. It takes guts to speak the truth and stand up to the wicked but who else will warn people they are on the wrong path? To warn someone of danger is a message of love.

A Barna report titled, “Reviving Evangelism” from March 2018 said, “Why are Christians so reluctant to talk about their faith? The overarching cultural trends of secularism, relativism, pluralism and the digital age are contributing to a society that is less interested in religion and has marginalized the place of spirituality in everyday life. 47% of millennials say it’s wrong to share their personal beliefs in hopes that one day they might share the same faith.”  In 1993, nine out of ten Christians agreed it was their responsibility to share their faith. Today just 64% say they agree with that statement.

If we truly love people and grasp the seriousness of hell, our hearts should be convicting us to share the way of salvation. Our purpose on the earth is to love God and love our neighbor. We must always choose to be obedient to God. Jesus said in Mark 16:15, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”

Jesus also said in Luke 6:46, “And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?

May we live willing and obedient to do what God has commanded us to do. Let’s share Jesus Christ with as many people as possible. People are the only thing we can take to heaven with us.

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By Bill Wiese, author of 23 Minutes in Hell