I am eternally grateful that a couple of Christian men, who crossed my path almost ten years ago, loved me and cared for me enough to share the truth of the saving gospel of Jesus with me, no matter how I might have reacted against them (and I did) or thought of them.
Up to that point in my life I had not ever been told the truth of God's grace and mercy made available only through the substitutionary, sacrificial work of Christ on the cross for the atonement of my sins.
I had never been given a gospel tract on the street. I had never been stopped to be engaged in a gospel conversation on the street. I had never seen or heard an open air preacher preaching the gospel on the street.
I "did church" here and there in my life and did churchy, religious things. Had anyone asked if I was a Christian, I would have responded with an emphatic "Yes!"
But now I know that had I died in my churchy lifestyle, I would have stood before God on Judgment Day clothed in the sinful self-righteousness of ME instead of the perfect righteousness of CHRIST.
And I would have gone to hell...forever.
As I said, I am grateful for the two men who made the effort to share the truth of salvation through Christ with me almost a decade ago. But I know there had to have been genuine Christians around in this city long before that.
Question is: Where were they and why were they keeping the truth of the gospel of Christ to themselves?
As we see in this short video, I'm not the only one who was (and still is) wondering:
If you are a genuine Christian, then the following is for you:
"GO into all the world and preach the good news to all creation." (Mark 16:15)
Share the Good News of salvation through Christ with someone today! It may be that person's first and last opportunity before they leave this earth.
Judgment Day will be a day too late for that person to say "I'm sorry!"
HT: Living Waters
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