This is the kind of thinking that keeps the world lost and broken …
Reading through my Twitter feed yesterday, this tweet from a lady jumped out at me:
“When will the world wake up and realize it needs Jesus?”
Here’s what I think the response to such a question has to be: “When will Christians carry out their responsibility to be Christ’s ambassadors and share the Gospel message with the world?”
The world is not going to suddenly “wake up” and realize they need Someone that the majority of the seven-plus billion people on this planet have never heard of, and those who have heard something usually haven’t heard the Gospel. There is a reason that Jesus told His church to GO, into all the world, and MAKE disciples!
“How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!'” Romans 10:14-15.
This particular lady isn’t the only one to voice such indignation about the world and suggest people need Jesus. Social media is filled each day with Christians complaining about how disgusting this world is and pondering why people don’t wake up to the fact they’re lost and Jesus Christ is their only hope.
The reason is because the vast majority of Christians NEVER share the Gospel with anyone! They may know the world needs Jesus, but they don’t share the Good News about Christ with the lost people in this world.
But sharing the Gospel, being an ambassador for Christ, being the conduit of God’s plea to the world is exactly what EVERY Christian is supposed to do and be …
“And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, ‘Come back to God!'” 2 Corinthians 5:18-20.
If you REALLY want to see the world find Jesus Christ, go tell the world about Him!