Commentary By: Gordon King
Why is it that people take offense to being told about the gospel of Jesus Christ? I mean, some people actually get angry and very defensive if you even mention the name Jesus!
This is where we are in the world today folks, many people angered by the truth of Jesus Christ. If you even try to speak to them about Jesus or scripture, then they get infuriated. And many more denigrate and blaspheme Jesus Christ, Christianity, and God in general, without anyone even saying a word to them.
Try to tell someone the truth, show them the way to have eternal life, happiness, peace and comfort forever, and they want to tear you to pieces! What gives?! I mean it just doesn’t make any sense at all. It’s not as if you were telling them that they are horrible people and that they should burn in hell forever!
The truth hurts, it digs deep into the soul. When people hear the name of Jesus Christ they begin to feel guilt and shame. They know that they have done wrong, yet they just don’t want to think about it. God convicts people of sin, and these people are not ready to turn their lives over to Christ. Instead they push Him away and out of their lives, desiring to continue on with their sinful lifestyle.
I remember speaking to one man not too long ago who was cured of cancer. I told him that it was a miracle! He replied “No it’s not! There are no such things as miracles.” I said “It was a miracle.” He once again said “There are no such things as miracles, it’s just the way it is, I could very well have died.” I told him “God has performed many miracles in my life.” He said “There is no God, and they weren’t miracles, it’s just the way life works out!” I could sense the anger in his voice so I decided to just leave it at that, as he didn’t believe in God and wasn’t ready to hear about Him either.
On the other hand I have spoken to believers who have been cured of cancer and other illnesses, who give God all of the glory and proclaim His miracles in their lives!
The fact is that the truth hurts unbelievers deep down inside. It makes them have to think about their lives, and contemplate the thought that Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven.
Actually, the mere presence of Christians causes many unbelievers to feel very uncomfortable. The light of God shines through us, it radiates from us, as if we are a beacon of the truth. The Spirit of God within us penetrates the souls of the lost, it can pierce through the bone and marrow, without us even saying a word! We are the light of the world.
When an unbeliever becomes angry with you for speaking the truth of Jesus Christ, just know that you are on the right track! For the lost cannot see what you can see, nor do they sense the things of God. Their hearts are hardened to God, and their eyes are blind. It’s after the Holy Spirit softens their hearts and opens their eyes that they will be ready to hear the truth.
We must pray for the lost to see the truth and come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ! We all are born with a void in our heart, a space which needs to be filled. That void acts as a vacuum sucking up most anything to fill it, when it was meant to be filled with God! Many people try to fill it through drugs, alcohol, sex, or false gods. And there are those who open themselves up to demonic spirits while doing so.
Our souls are seeking to fill the void. We all know deep down inside that we need God, yet many turn to the wrong god. Many fill their heart with the god of this world and turn their soul over to him. For some I believe that it’s too late, they have already sold their soul to the devil! For others, they have hardened their hearts so much, that they will never seek God, never hear His voice, nor will they turn to God even if they see Him!
If an unbeliever gets angry for hearing about Jesus or Christianity, then we must pray for them. It’s not up to us to make them believe, that’s God’s job! We can merely plant the seed and pray that it lands on fertile ground. Set an example of who God is, let the world know the goodness and love of God, we are the light!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!