We Must Tell Others About Christ As Well
Many Christians sincerely say, “I witness by my life.” Yes, that is true. But the witness of our life is not sufficient to bring people into the kingdom of God. We must SPEAK about Jesus and the gospel if others are to be saved.
Witnessing Jesus Christ’s Life Wasn’t Enough
Even witnessing the life Jesus himself lived was not enough. Except perhaps for the women at the cross, none of Jesus’ closest followers still believed at his death. It took the resurrection to make them believers, NOT THE NOBILITY OF HIS EARTHLY LIFE. That is still true today. Our actions, the way we live our lives, isn’t enough to bring someone to Christ. We need to live a life that brings glory to God as well as speak of His truth, love and salvation.
Don’t Avoid the Conversation
For some, claiming, “I witness by my life” can be a way of avoiding our responsibility to tell others about Jesus. No one will be saved by our life. It is their coming to trust in this Jesus who loves people as they are, who died for their sins, rose from the dead, reigns now as Lord, and is coming again soon as visible king of the universe, that brings people into salvation – not the quality of our lives. Unless you’re willing to tell others about Christ and why you live the way you live, no one will know the connection. Others must hear about Jesus in order to make the decision to follow Him on their own.
There is No Greater Love
Hopefully, our message and the way we live our lives are congruent. Yes, speaking to others about Jesus may irritate them. But you know what is at stake. There is no greater expression of love than to tell others of the Savior.