Wednesday, 18 November 2015

MAKING CHRISTIANITY ATTRACTIVE PART 2

         
Writer: Ernest K. Akorli

At times, it is not that some people are simply recalcitrant and adamant to the call of salvation and refusing to leave their sinful lives and accept the Lord as Saviour. It is just that the life of the believers around them are not different and better than the sinful lives they live.                                                             

How to make Christianity Attractive
   2.   Show love
The foundation of Christianity is premised on love. “For God so love the world and gave His only begotten son…” John 3:16. Do not reject unbelievers entirely in your life. How can you win for Christ and be saved if you do not first show love, get closer to them and speak the gospel of the Cross to the dying souls? Remember that God first loved us before we were saved by grace so show love and compassion to those who aren’t in the safe faith with you. It is not time to condemn people.

It is not enough to be a Christian. You have a responsibility to maintain your identity as a Christian and make Christianity attractive to others. Apart from preaching the Gospel of Christ for all and sundry to come to the saving knowledge of Christ, your life is also an important message to unbelievers around you.

   3.   Be Generous
It is very pathetic when unbelievers rather show great love to their neighbours who are in trouble while Christians shun and turn deaf ears to such situations. That is uncharacteristic of the true mark of a Christian. Show love to both believers and unbelievers.

There are a lot of Biblical references on giving and generosity. As a matter of fact, God did not bless you to lord yourself over people, be worshipped and praised but to serve others and make life more comforter for them. In Proverbs 21:13, the Bible said “He who shuts his ears to the cry of the poor will also cry one day and not be heard”. Your generosity can save some people and switch their lives geared towards eternal damnation to eternal life. 

Click here to Read Part 1: MAKING CHRISTIANITY ATTRACTIVE PART 1