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Salvation Is Not Your Responsibility

Most of us are results oriented. Being stopped at the one-yard line is not our idea of success. If we don’t score the touchdown, we’re a loser. Life is about competition, winning and celebrating victories. That’s our mindset and it’s a good one, except when we’re sharing our faith — then that’s a difficult pill for most of us to swallow.

November 2, 2018

Salvation Is Not Your Responsibility

Most of us are results oriented. Being stopped at the one-yard line is not our idea of success. If we don’t score the touchdown, we’re a loser. Life is about competition, winning and celebrating victories. That’s our mindset and it’s a good one, except when we’re sharing our faith — then that’s a difficult pill for most of us to swallow. There’s nothing more heartbreaking than the hardened heart of someone you’ve shared your faith with, staying resolute in their rejection of God’s Gift of Eternal Life.

But we can’t save anyone. That’s beyond our pay grade. We didn’t send our only begotten Son to die on the cross or pay the ultimate price that Jesus paid as a sacrifice for our sins. Only God can forgive sins and give the Gift of Eternal Life. Our calling, our purpose in life, is to be His Witnesses. Here’s the bottom line, whether we like it or not, every Christian is viewed by the world as an expert witness either for the defense or the prosecution of God’s relationship with mankind. Everything you say and do is either moving people toward God or away from God — and there are serious consequences for not being on the right side of that equation.

God’s appointed us as “Watchmen on the Wall.” We’re told in Ezekiel 33 if we warn those under our influence that the enemy is coming and they refuse to heed our warning, they’ll die in their sin. But if we don’t warn them, they’ll die in their sin but their blood will be on our hands. God holds us responsible for how we use the influence He’s given us.