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22 February 2011 @ 01:21 am
Interesting Statement  

I'm borrowing this from my friends Jeanette and Kenny since I felt this needs to be repeated. They both have this posted on their Facebooks (it is based from a conversation they had), and this is a very powerful statement. Obviously it is connected to Romans 13: 9-10 about the greatest commandment.  It may very much go against the grain of most Evangelicals but I totally agree with it. If we are not living our lives in a loving manner for Christ and showing how much of a difference He does make, why would anyone who is not a follower be interested in knowing Him? We can evangelize to the cows come home and lasso Christ around people and drag them into the fold. But until they realize that it is a one-on-one relationship based in love and see proof of that in His followers, it will be all for nothing really.


I have no desire to bring people to Christ. I want to live and love in a way I bring Christ to people.

I believe us Christians are missing the point, it is not about saving lives, leading people to Christ, or trying to bring people into church. If you can't love for the sake of loving then stop doing everything else until you can.


I would be very interested in comments about this. Mods, if this is off-topic, feel free to delete with my apologizes.

 
 
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Ellen likes to argue: having an epiphanylogicalargument on February 22nd, 2011 12:27 pm (UTC)
Wow, that is certainly food for thought. Thank you for sharing this.
shygirl9683shygirl9683 on February 22nd, 2011 11:40 pm (UTC)
You're Welcome
There was so much that I wanted to say with this. Still is, I just didn't have the time post it all. But I'm glad you got something out of this.
pastorlennypastorlenny on February 22nd, 2011 02:06 pm (UTC)
I've been doing a series on "witness" at my congregation. This one and/or some others may interest you:

http://pastorlenny.livejournal.com/220518.html
shygirl9683shygirl9683 on February 22nd, 2011 11:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the link. And thank you for commenting.
Amy: Carolineamyura on February 22nd, 2011 09:14 pm (UTC)
I have no desire to bring people to Christ. I want to live and love in a way I bring Christ to people.

I love this, and am so glad you posted it well in advance of Lent. Gives me a lot to think about!
shygirl9683shygirl9683 on February 22nd, 2011 11:41 pm (UTC)
You're Welcome
There was so much that I wanted to say with this. Still is, I just didn't have the time post it all. But I'm glad you got something out of this.
Brett: Righteousthe_boyfriend on February 23rd, 2011 03:36 pm (UTC)
Editing with a more appropriate icon....
I really have nothing to add, except WORD!

My Mother says, "This is what it means when we say, 'They will know we are Christians by our love!"
Starfruitsmashthemachine on February 24th, 2011 02:27 am (UTC)
I think it says all that needs to be said. Simply loving others and living as one who is saved is (I believe) the true meaning of being a 'witness'.
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virgofolkievirgofolkie on February 24th, 2011 03:12 am (UTC)
That sounds like the approach I prefer as well! I like the idea of bringing Heaven to Earth better than trying to drag people into Heaven...