Wednesday, October 03, 2007

The Christian Problem

We often think if we could just get people to understand what Jesus is offering us (forgiveness, salvation, get out of hell free card) they would want to become Christians. Unfortunately, this just isn't the case. If you ask people why they don't go to church or aren't a Christian, they will probably point to what they think about the church or Christians they know or know of. You might hear things like they are all hypocrites, church is boring, I still want to have fun.

The bottom line is that lost people have a problem understanding sin and grace, but they also have an image problem. They don't what to become their image of a Christian. Ghandi is even reported to have said "I like your Christ, but I don't like your Christians, they are not like your Christ."

Are you helping with the image problem? Do you ever focus on salvation as it relates to today rather than what happens when you die? Do you think that your average non-Christian wants what you got? Sometimes I am not so sure that others want what I've got. But I am continually working on it. I want people to look at me and think that guy is cool. He would give you the shirt off of his back. He doesn't condemn people for not being like him. He enjoys life. I want some of what he's got.

What are you doing today that would make a lost person want what you've got?

1 comment:

bjk said...

Good question....goes along with having had to look at what I leave in my wake....