Seriously… You don’t believe in hell. Hell is not a reality. If people do not know Christ, well nothing is going to happen to them.
I know that you are thinking right now that I am out of my mind. “Of course there is a hell. What the heck are you talking about?…”
But seriously, I feel this is what we truly believe sometimes. If we truly believed there is a place called hell don’t you think we would live a little differently? Do you think we would be able to live with the idea that “Hey – its okay that person doesn’t know Christ.”
I know that most of us are afraid of starting up a spiritual conversation, or using an invite card to invite somebody to church. It could make the situation awkward right?
What has me thinking about this is this video that Jason posted on his blog.
It truly disturbed me. It reminded me of how many days I don’t fully embrace reality.
How much do you have to hate somebody to not start up a spiritual conversation? How much do you have to hate somebody to not give them an invite card? How much do you have to hate somebody to not share Christ’s love?
Now unfortunately part of our problem is how we have been shamed and embarrassed by street preachers and TBN. We don’t want to come across looking like an idiot. I agree! -but- If you are Polite, Honest, Sane, and caring enough to share – thats all you need. Crazy street preachers aren’t caring or sane. Some stuff on Christian TV is not polite or honest. Non-Christians can see right through that and see the hidden agendas. If you are polite, honest, sane and care enough to share – then you actually have the opportunity to share with people how God loves them and wants to know them personally. You can share how we are imperfect and that imperfection separates us from God. You can share that Christ is the only thing that can clear away the imperfections and connect us to God. Then finally you can share that they can have a personal relationship with Christ and experience His love and plan.
Think about it… what do you really believe?