Recently, I was looking over a newsletter from a local Christian school. Being the end of the year, the handful of seniors were asked some questions like advice to underclassmen, choice of college, career, etc. One, under his “future” wrote that he’s “prayerfully considering evangelism”.
I would put this is the same category as saying, “I’m prayerfully considering killing someone”. There really is no option in either. We are commanded not to murder. We are commanded to go into the world and tell them of Christ. Do people like this also pray about whether they should eat or not. The world needs to hear about Jesus like we have to eat. Without either, we die. If he knew that someone was about to die and could be spared by given the food he had in his hand, would he “prayerfully consider” giving them the food? I don’t want to trash this student. I’d much rather trash those who taught him this mentality.
When I became a follower of Jesus, I understood what John Wesley meant when he said he existed for two things: 1. to give glory to God and 2.to tell the world about Jesus. Perhaps this comes from how utterly screwed up I was before making Christ the center of my life. It was as though I had been given the greatest treasure ever and I wanted others to have it as well.