|Posted on May 6, 2009 at 3:20 PM|
What is the primary duty of a christian? well, to reach the lost, those that are not in Christ. The key to reach the lost is evident for the christian as it is mentioned in the bible. (John 10:9) Jesus said that He is the door by which we must enter through for salvation. The key is the law, which shows us how we violated Gods moral law ( the ten commandments) and that the wrath of God abides on usfor violating His law. Paul persuaded sinners concerning Jesus was "out of the law of Moses" The bible tells us the the law of Moses is good if it is used lawfully (1 Timothy 1:8) It was given by God as a schoolmaster to bring us to Christ (Galatians 3:24) Paul wrote that he "had not known sin but by the law" (Romans7:7) the Law speaks to the conscience of the sinner to show them how they have fallen short of Gods standard (Romans 3:23) and as a result that we need a savior to save us from the wrath of God which abides on us. Ask someone if they believe they are a good person, generally they will say 'yes', then ask them if they ever told a lie, ' yes', what does that make you? obviously a liar, then ask if they ever stolen anything, regardless of its value and when it was, if they say ' yes' then that makes them a thief, then tell them Jesus said " You have heard that you shall not committ adultery, but I say to you, that whosoever looks upon a woman, to lust after her has committed adultery with her in his heart'' have you ever looked wih lust? of course!! who has not done that, then ask them if they ever blasphemed Gods holy name, ever taked Gods name in Vain. if they say "yes' then inform them on the seriousnessof that sin, its taking the name of the God who gave you life and everything precious to you and you have taken His name and reducd it to a filthy expression of disgust. Then stop with the questions on the law and reveal to them that by their own admission, they are a lying, thieving, blasphemous adulterer at heart and they will have to face God on Judement Day. and thats just 4 of the 10 commandments. ask them if God judged them based on those commandments will they be innocent or guilty. they would be guilty of ourse, and would they go to heaven or hell? Hell of course, ask them if that concerns them, it rightly should. then thats where you can bring in the gospel message. tell them, you know what God did for you so you don't have to go to hell. 2000 years ago God came down in the form of a person Jesus Christ to sacrifice himself for your sins and mine and to reconcile our broken relationship man had with God. its like this, your in a court room convicted of a serious crime, and the bail is $250,000 and the Judge says " you have broken the law and the evidence shows it, you hereby are going to be punished by imprisionment. then someone you don't know comes in and tells the judge, that he is paying the fine of $250,000 in full cause he loves this person. the judge then says, 'alright, the debt is paid in full, justice has been paid and you are free to go' what would your reaction be toward this person whom came in a saved you? well this is what Jesus did for us, he paid our debt, took our punishment on himself and satisfied the law to set us free Jesus shed his blood on the cross or us. all we have to do is repent of ur sins, not just be sorry, but turn from our sins and trust in Christ with our whole selves. submit our life to God and read his word and obey what you read and the Lord will never forsake us, grow in the knowledge of Christ.