Why Should I Evangelize – Part Six
II Corinthians 6:14 “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?”
Have you ever stopped to consider the vast differences between Nicodemus and the Samaritan woman? Both were lost sinners, hell-bound, and in desperate need of salvation. Was one more important than the other? Was one more worthy of Christ’s love than the other? Should one have been reached more so than the other?
Consider, Nicodemus was religious, wealthy, of a socially elite status, moral, a “respectable” sinner, an “up and outer.” On the other hand, the Samaritan woman was not religious, poor, an outcast, a disgraceful sinner, a “down and outer.” Yet, even with the vast differences between these two, both still needed Christ. Jesus did not try to become like either; He merely met them where they were and shared the Good News that ultimately and vastly changed their lives.
There is a dangerous movement that has spread across the United States. This movement has taught a generation that to win other to Christ we must become like the world (dress like the world, talk like the world, use the music of the world). The Devil has said, “If you are too weird and different, they won’t want to be like you.” As a result of this damning influence, not only have we failed to reach the world, the world has snatched, defeated, and prevented Christians from truly reaching the world. Instead of impacting the lost world with the Gospel message, I’m afraid that the world has impacted those who have the answer in the Gospel message.
May we all be reminded that I John 2:15 states, “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” Ouch!
Titus 2:14 “Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify himself a peculiar people. Zealous of good works.” What do your “works” look like to our Lord?