Christian Love and Faith

Christian evangelismChristian love and faith can be manifested in various ways. One of the least recognized ways is through Christian evangelism. Since the GREATEST need a person has is the salvation of the SOUL, then it is obvious that Christians should be trying to help the lost and deceived find eternal life. Just that insight alone should motivate Christians, but Christians have also had the love of God shed abroad in their hearts (Rom. 5:5). Evangelism and pastoral care for the sheep (to build them up and help keep them saved) were outstanding characteristics of the Apostle Paul, as his various epistles prove. Paul labored for SOULS that way for several reasons, especially because of his Christian love and faith:

The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. (1 Tim 1:14)

So, Paul had an abundance of Christian love (as well as grace and faith) and that was expressed by his fervent zeal to get souls saved and help the saints. Nothing could stop Paul, including beatings, death threats, imprisonments, sleepless nights, lack, etc. He shed his blood nine times early in his ministry, but kept pressing on. He was like a bulldozer plowing along in Christ, being compelled by Christian love and faith.

For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again. (2 Cor 5:14,15)

But other Christians also manifested their Christian love and faith through evangelism too. For example, the Thessalonians did that:

The Lord’s message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia–your faith in God has become known everywhere. Therefore we do not need to say anything about it, (1 Thess 1:8)

The Christians in that congregation were noted for holding out the word of life, which was a clear reflection of their faith in God. But what about Y-O-U? If you profess to be a Christian, what are you doing to help win to the Lord Jesus the multitude of lost souls around you? That is their GREATEST need. Are you aware that you have been entrusted with the gospel and will have to account to God for that trust one day? Verbally acknowledging Jesus before others will splash back a wonderful spiritual blessing on you (Mt. 10:32). To help you win the lost, also consider a gospel tract evangelism ministry.  Salvation literature is very powerful but greatly underestimated in our day. You can purchase Biblically sound literature in bulk at Evangelical Books or print them FREE yourself from Poor Man’s Free Gospel Tracts and Cartoons. Remember to manifest your Christian love and faith by spreading the gospel in your area. SOULS hang in the balance. God bless you.

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