Many people think they are good people in general because they lead a moral life, and don’t need to be saved to have eternal life. So when a Christian shares the good news about God’s promise of eternal life through his son Jesus Christ, they don’t think it is necessary to accept Jesus and reject what they are hearing. This reaction often discourages Christians from sharing the good news about Jesus because they don’t want to upset people or they are afraid of what people will think of them if they talk about eternal salvation and Christianity.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16, NIV) There are many people who pass away without ever knowing this promise about eternal salvation through Christ because they were either never exposed to someone who knew or was never told the good news about God’s Son.
In fact, every human adult is guilty of committing at least one of the cardinal sins in their lifetime, whether it’s wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy or gluttony because we are born into a world of sin. But because God sacrificed his one and only son Jesus to atone for all of our sins, we have a second chance to live an abundant Christian life when we do accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.
If you have accepted Jesus into your life and know of a family member, a friend or even a co-worker who hasn’t already, then God wants you to share the good news about his Son with them. We as Christians are all called to the Great Commission that Jesus Christ started on earth to help in the eternal salvation of the world.
If you have a heart for God, then pray to your Heavenly Father to provide opportunities for you to share the good news about eternal salvation through Jesus Christ with those around you who have yet to receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior. The Holy Spirit will guide you in those opportunities as to what to say so that they will be receptive when you share the good news about who Jesus is and what he did on the cross for all of us. For Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6, NIV)
This clearly indicates that God’s will and heart came in the form of Jesus Christ when he was on earth. If you understand the character of Jesus, then you will understand the character of God, our Father. For Jesus tells us that “If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know Him and have seen Him.” (John 14:7, NIV)