".....Bring A Friend to Christ"
- Written by Lon Lorton Lon Lorton
We love to hear the stories in the news about ordinary people stepping up to save the lives of others. Out of an hour of negative stuff going on in the world, it’s usually in the last 60 seconds before signing off that a story might be told about a person in peril being saved by some bystander who “just had to step up and do something to help.” And a life is saved. It makes me wonder about other similar opportunities where it may have been me who didn’t even take time to notice a person in some kind of peril – human indifference or possibly just being too busy to stop and help. Sadly, that happens more than we know. And the ones who are dying may be people we see every day. We have our Bibles, and some of us even read them daily. We know how our Bibles describe people who are without Christ:
- “lost” according to Luke 19:10.
- “without hope and without God in this world” according to Ephesians 2:12.
Most all of us read our Bibles, and we are aware that our neighbors and friends who don’t know Christ will be “shut out from the presence of the Lord” (2 Thessalonians 1:8-9). We believe there is no way anybody can get into heaven or live an abundant life on earth with their sins unforgiven. And the only One who can forgive their sin is the One who died for those sins.
So, we have dying people all around us. People whose livelihood and eternal destiny may hinge on whether or not we stop for a moment to tell them what Jesus did for them on the cross. We do need to live good Christian examples for others to notice. But, we could live good lives for years and years without some folks ever knowing Jesus died for them. We need to tell them.
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