Back when I was “on fire for Christ,” I shared the message and successfully prayed the sinners prayer with two different people, a girlfriend and a drug-addict friend.
The drug addict has passed away and the girlfriend took faith to oingo boingo land.
But if I had contact with either one of them, I would apologize for pushing silly beliefs in things unseen on them. If there’s one thing I regret, it’s listening to those who told me that Jesus was a good thing.
Hey guys, Jesus isn’t such a great guy after all. I mean, some of his actions were, but the all around gospel message … not so much.
I don’t mind seeing that believers aren’t sharing their faith. Faith should be personal. And it shouldn’t be a high-pressure event like sales. The dynamic of hell is excruciatingly silly.
People don’t need Christ. They need a friend. A real friend they can touch and feel. One who listens, cries with and laughs with them.
About the study:
A majority of churchgoers in the U.S. believe that it’s essential to share their faith with non-believers, but a large number of those are not doing so, according to a recent study of American Protestants conducted by LifeWay Research.
“When it comes to discipleship, churchgoers struggle most with sharing Christ with non-Christians,” says LifeWay spokesperson Jon D. Wilke.
The study found that 80 percent of those who attend church one or more times a month believe they have a personal responsibility to share their faith, but 61 percent have not told another person about how to become a Christian in the previous six months.
The research project focused on measuring spiritual maturity in individuals and revealed eight biblical attributes consistently evident in the lives of maturing believers. Of those eight, “Sharing Christ” has the lowest average score among Protestant church attendees, according to LifeWay.
Three-quarters of churchgoers say they feel comfortable in their ability to effectively communicate the Gospel, while 12 percent say they don’t feel comfortable telling others about their faith.