Question: “I was told that as a Christian, I don’t need to talk about Jesus. I just need to live a good life?”

 

As it may come as a shock to some, more and more Christians today don’t have the desire to talk about their faith and various of reasons can indicate the cause of this.

It is unfortunate to witness how the modern Christianity is going more and more astray from the fundamental truths of the holy scriptures. The justification that is often used by the modern Christian is that “time has changed,” quickly to overlook that although time may change the holy scriptures and Jesus Christ do not change with time but remains identical (Hebrews 13:8).

In the eight years that I have served the Lord, I have discovered that the majority of churchgoers don’t view the sharing of the gospel of Christ as a personal responsibility but as a responsibility that only the church should meet. I can’t entirely agree with this view.

The only responsibility that seems to sit well with most Christians is this statement: “If we live a godly life then by watching they’ll know everything they need to know about God.” I find this statement to be misleading if you compare it to the statement that is stated in the Holy Scriptures by the Apostel Paul who wrote the following:

…how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?” Romans 10:14 KJV

Of course, we should live a life that represents Jesus Christ and His commandments through the Holy Spirit, but we must also be prepared to always expound the reason for our hope in Christ according to 1 Peter 3:15 which is the work of all who have this hope sealed in their hearts.

To conclude this topic, I would like to confirm that we all have a responsibility to evangelize the foundation of our faith and anything beyond that can be left alone for the those whom the Lord has entrusted the ministry of evangelism.

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