Mission Monday | Tragically Silent

Posted: April 23, 2012 by Rich Landosky in Mission Monday

At yesterday’s HS Missions Team Meeting we were discussing David Platt’s book, Radicalwhich we’re all reading as part of our preparation for the trip.  As we were talking about going to the nations, reaching those around us with the Gospel, of the reality that this is everyone’s job as a Believer, one of our leaders brought up a video that I had seen and had just about forgotten.  We watched a brief clip of it because we had it saved in the HS Room on the computer up there. I want you to hear the words of two authors and then the words of a professed atheist who strongly believes that God does not exist and that the Bible is a bunch of nonsense (to put it mildly).

The result is tragic. A majority of individuals supposedly saved from eternal damnation by the gospel are now sitting back and making excuses for not sharing that gospel with the rest of the world. – David Platt, Radical, p. 75

The injustice lies in Christians who possess the gospel and refuse to give their lives to making it known among those who haven’t heard. That is unfair. – David Platt, Radical, p. 159
We talk about everything else. We talk about football and we talk about what happened on the celebrity dancing TV show last night. We talk about politics, we talk about weather, and we talk about the economy. Yet Jesus, who has rescued us from eternal suffering, who is purportedly the Lord of our lives – about Him we fall silent. – Ronnie Floyd, Our Last Great Hope, p. 132
And now the words from Penn Jillette – atheist – about sharing your faith.
(I don’t recommend any of Penn & teller’s other stuff but this is worth watching because it speaks so loudly to us.)
So why are we so tragically silent?

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