How much do you have to hate someone to…

I found this page from Hell Is Real by Brian Jones to be especially powerful.

“Love compels us. Love drives us. Love causes us to risk friendships, business partnerships and whatever else stands in the way to help people come to a saving relationship with Jesus.

Common sense tells us that if I truly believe that people who die without Christ will spend not just one year, or 150 years, 150,000 years, or 150 trillion years, but an eternity in hell, this would be a game changer. I would completely upend my life in the pursuit of changing the course of every person I met. Everything about me would change—the way I spend my time, the way I spend my money, my career choices, activities my kids get involved in, my priorities, my daily schedule, everything. If my life truly reflected what I say I believe, everything about my life would change.

The need to evangelize is so self evident that even people who aren’t Christians realize it. Comedian and spiritual skeptic, Penn Jillette posed a question that I think every Christian must answer.

‘I don’t respect people who don’t proselytize. If you believe there is a heaven and a hell and people could be going to hell…and you think it’s not worth telling them because it would make it socially awkward…how much do you have to hate someone to not proselytize? How much do you have to hate someone to believe everlasting life is possible and not tell them about it?’

Too much is riding on this for even one person to succumb to a life of self-centered apathy.”

What do you think?


One thought on “How much do you have to hate someone to…

  1. I think you are most definitely correct. On top of all that, we are commanded to follow the great commission. So if we truly believed in an all powerful Creator of the universe, the Director of events here on earth and in our lives, I should think we would sit up and pay attention when He tells us to do something.
    How can we go about making changes in our lives to make a positive, godly impact on those around us? Start small. Examine every aspect of your life, and make changes here and there. Be happy when you go grocery shopping and don’t be afraid to bring up God in every conversation. Let people know that He is the source of your joy!

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