This is more or less a tricky one as I believe most Christians are extremely shy and reticent to speak their minds in public. For most of these ‘conservatives’ we can witnessed up in their pews and in corporate manner, profess the creeds of their faith.
Yet, when it comes to one-on-one in the general public, most Christians are silent.
They explain that they are NOT preachers or evangelists and that publicly they are well reserved.
And for most people, this is true. Most people are not showmen or charismatic per se, but are withdrawn and to themselves.
The sad off-spin of this is that more or less, we pay others to do what we should be doing. We don’t think we are good at it and thus, we pay ‘professionals ‘ to do our biding and preaching.
Now then, this is all well and fine, but we are ALL called to preach the good news of the Gospel. And too, there are all kinds of ways to preach.
Writing such as this post would be one such example, but probably the greatest ‘preaching’ comes from personal testimonies.
And where some are good even in a crowded situation such as waiting in line at a supermarket, the ultimate is simply introducing the Lord to our neighbors and close friends.
Again, in today’s atmosphere, it is not consider ‘polite’ to introduce either politics or religion, but then again this is one of the Lord’s commands.
And the Lord is also clear on this: if we are ashamed on Him, he will be ashamed of us. We can’t have it both ways.
In these terms it is extremely important who we say Jesus is. If He is nothing more than a personal and private deity, then we have missed the point. God is God of the universe not merely one of our own private worlds.
When Peter declared who Jesus was Jesus assured him that flesh and blood had not revealed it to him.
The same was true for us and in continuing the mission of Peter in the establishment of His church we are also to make our affirmations and declarations of the truth of Jesus.
Who Peter said Jesus was is important. Who we say He is: is also important for our day. The greatest damage is when we deny His presence by hiding His name from the world and others we should be a witness to. Jesus has made it clear that who He is to them is just as important as He is to us. He is the Christ, the Son of God