An Athiest’s View of Evangelism
(Penn Jillette gets a Bible)
A few weeks ago I saw this video online, and to be honest, I am still trying to get over the impact it has had on me.
As Penn explains in his story, he (an atheist) was approached by a Christ-follower who chose to give him a Bible as well as his contact information. One thing Penn points out has rocked my world. “How much do you have to hate someone to believe everlasting life is possible, and not tell them?” Here’s why this hits home for me: This guy doesn’t believe in God, yet he recognizes that to not tell others about Jesus communicates a complete absence of love!
The typical attitude in our world today is that we should not push our beliefs on someone else. Public education, the government, and activist groups all scream “Church and State” when someone tries to share about God, that we can’t offend someone else’s beliefs by sharing our own. This attitude is one that I believe has crept into the worldview of the church and crippled us from sharing the Gospel with a lost and dying world!
As Penn puts it, if you believe that there is a Heaven and a Hell, how much do you have to hate someone not to help them meet Jesus?
If you know someone, anyone, who is destined for Hell, take the chance this week to show them you love them by sharing about the Way to experience eternal life with our loving Father!