A Call to Action
My heart breaks today for the lost and deceived people of this world. In the last week alone, I’ve flipped on the television and heard about political controversies, scrolled through Facebook and seen protests and violence, read Tweets speaking of racial slurs and hatred, and watched videos of little children being theologically deceived into believing false doctrine. The world is more evil than I can ever remember…
I’m reminded of Paul’s words to the Corinthians–Corinth, a city much like today’s urban centers, filled with immorality and sinfulness. Within his letter, Paul expresses the idea that the “foolishness” of faith will confound the “wisdom” of the world… In other words, consider the fact that the world regards Christian faith as foolish; yet we as Christians, because of faith, have been given the unique ability to see the world as it really is–broken, lost, and blind.
So what are we to do with this insight? Friend, is it not our duty to be a light to the world? Is this not a prime opportunity to share the gospel? If you want to see a change in this world, why would you wait for someone else to take action? If you can see clearly because of Christ’s activity in your life, why would you let your friends and family wither away in their blindness?
It is said that 90% of pastors have never led anyone to the Lord outside of their own church services… Yet in the words of the famous atheist and magician, Penn Jillette, I propose to you the question: “How much do you have to hate somebody to not proselytize? How much do you have to hate somebody to believe that everlasting life is possible and not tell them that?”
Christ-follower, if you’re reading this today with a broken heart and you believe that there is hope for this world, please recognize that there is unfinished work to do. People need salvation. People need to experience the love of Jesus. What are you going to do about it?