Jesus is the only way to God
By Lynette Kittle
“Jesus answered, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. ‘”- John 14: 6
Are you so tolerant of the beliefs of others that you say nothing? Not even sharing your testimony because you don’t want to offend anyone? Does the message of “tolerance” silence you?
If so, you may want to consider who is influencing your decision to remain silent.
A well-known Bible teacher recently quoted the phrase “Preach the gospel and, if necessary, use words”.
But the scriptures stress the importance of using words, as Romans 10:17 explains: “Therefore, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word concerning Christ. “
Words are essential to use in leading individuals to salvation. 1 Peter 1:23 underlines this by saying: “For you have been born again, not from a perishable point, but from an imperishable point, by the living and enduring word of God.”
Being silent is the last thing Christians should do because if there are no words, there is no faith that comes from listening, and therefore leads to no salvation.
Romans 10:14 explains the importance of speaking out: “How, then, can they call upon Him in whom they have not believed? And how can they believe in the One they haven’t heard of? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?
However, cultural pressure pushes Christians to remain silent on the most important issue of life and death that humanity has ever faced. As Acts 4:12 points out, “Salvation is not found in anyone else, for there is no other name under Heaven given to mankind by which we are to be saved.”
If you wait until you “feel like it,” consider the admonition in 1 Timothy 4: 2 to “Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke, and encourage, with great patience and careful instruction.
Instead of remaining calm, contemplate the eternal consequences of keeping your lips closed when it comes to sharing the gospel, for Scripture assures us, “For there is one God and one Mediator between God and the Lord. humanity, the man Christ Jesus ”(1 Timothy 2: 5).
If you need motivation, think about how God is able to completely save those who come to him through Jesus (Hebrews 7:25).
As the blind man healed by Jesus asked, “Who is he sir?” Tell me that I may believe ”(John 9:36), ask God to help you tell the gospel to those around you, so that they also believe.
Lynette Kitten is married and the father of four daughters. She enjoys writing about faith, marriage, parenthood, relationships and life. Her writings have been published by Focus on the Family, Decision, Today’s Christian Woman, iBelieve.com, kirkcameron.com, Ungrind.org, and more. She holds an MA in Communication from Regent University and is an Associate Producer for Soul Check TV.
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