I have tried to remember anyone attempting to teach me about Jesus. There are hundred, maybe thousands, of ACTS stickers on cars. I am sure there are hundreds of Protestants going on the Walk to Emmaus. Thousands more going to church, both Catholic and Protestant alike.
I remember in college there was a girl who invited me to church. I enjoyed her company so I went. About half way through the service I felt dirty. I could not shake the feeling. I left and felt better. She invited me back and I thought I must have just had a bad day or something so I went back. This time I walked in and felt that dirty feeling immediately. Later I realized that she was Mormon. That was one person who wanted to save my soul.
More recently I have had several studies with Church of Christ people. They really do enjoy teaching you about the book of Acts without any special stickers on their car or walks anywhere. These studies have been instigated by a single man. Now I can count two who wanted to save my soul.
I am sure I must not have put as much thought into this as I should. I have had others invite me to churches but I do not recall it having the feel of someone interested in saving my soul.
Our default seems to be “they are saved” until they prove otherwise instead of “they may not be saved let’s have a talk”. Shouldn’t a Christian’s default be the second.
Galatians 6:11 – See what big letters I make as I write to you with my own hand!
What big letters I make. It seems that as a whole the “Christian” has a default stance of “they are already saved by the grace of God”. Well unless you are Hitler then we might try to convert you – well except it would be bad for our image so that’s OK, no never mind on saving him. Why is this our default stance? Isn’t it much more likely that the way is narrow and that good person next to you is lost? I am guilty of this.
Slight shift. Can a Christian’s life really be balanced? Slaves to righteousness (Romans 6:18). Enslaved to God (Romans 6:22).