Sunday, September 20, 2009

Day 263- Christian Overload

It's very easy on a Sunday to spend the entire day with Christians. I find myself on most Sunday nights wondering if I had contact with a single nonbeliever throughout my day. Tonight I had to go back to the phones when I realized that it was getting late and I had not shared the good news. On day 239, I attempted to contact the local Humanist Society and was unsuccessful. Instead I spoke with a man who said that he was a believer but did not have time to share the good news. When I dialed the number tonight, I heard a familiar voice on the other end. It was the same man that would not share the gospel! Apparently, the Humanist Society does not keep very good phone records and neither do I. My second chance with Ron was much more pleasant. He did have a few minutes to talk and he did share the gospel….kind of. I said, "Ron, do you have time to tell me how to be saved today?" He reluctantly responded, "Sure. Confess, believe, and receive. Confess your sins, believe in Jesus, and receive his gift of eternal life." That's about all the gospel that I was getting out of Ron tonight. Is that how you would have shared? It is so easy to be critical of others and how they share the good news. I can't remember who said it, but I remember when someone approached a well known evangelist critiquing his presentation of the gospel. The evangelist asked, "Well, how do you share?" The man responded, "I don't." Then the evangelist gave the now famous line, "I like the way that I share more than the way that you don't."

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