“Go and preach. Go and tell. Teach the good news that Christ has redeemed us from the curse by becoming a curse for us. Take the message of the gospel of Christ far as the curse is found.”
- R. Albert Mohler Jr.
How long is a marathon? A long way! If asked to run one today, it is likely that you and I would be unable to complete the 26.2 miles. Why? Well, most of us are not prepared to do so. We can want to finish. We can talk about what it would be like to finish. We can dream of finishing. Yet, because we are not prepared for the distance, because we have not trained and practiced, our chances for success are greatly reduced.
Sharing your faith is much like that. As Christians, most of us would acknowledge that we are called to “… go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. (Mark 16:15)” We realize that each one of us should be “prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you. (1 Peter 3:15). We even might say we recognize importance of telling others about Jesus and God’s message of forgiveness. So the question is, are we ready to share our faith?
For most Christians the answer to the question is no. They do not know to explain or share their faith. They use excuse after excuse as to why they cannot or will not share the reason for the hope they possess. By their choices, and sometimes even by their words, they show evangelism as someone else’s job. This is the wrong attitude. As Christians we must have an evangelistic mindset! We must be about our Father’s business! For your see, because the curse of the fall has reached the ends of the earth, we too must preach “…to the end of the earth. (Acts 1:8)”