Jesus has given us a mission, to share the Gospel with all people. Not just some people, not just the people you deem worthy, all people. Jesus never said, ‘I only want you to share the Gospel with people of the same race, same economic background, same style choices, and same political affiliation as you.’ No. Jesus said “Go and share the Gospel with all people. (Matthew 28:19-20, paraphrased)” The Kingdom of Heaven isn’t just for people you agree with, the Kingdom of Heaven is for all people that accept Christ as Lord and Savior and freely choose to live for Him. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. (John 14:6)” That means that anyone that goes to Jesus and accepts Him and repents of their sins to Him, will be saved. Anyone.
When did we decide that only a select few deserve the Gospel? When did we decide that only the people we deem worth deserve to be saved? Deserve to be loved by Jesus? When did we decide that we are Jesus? Last time I checked, I haven’t met anyone with nail-scarred hands, is perfect, and can perform miracles and can create everything at will…have you? We aren’t Jesus, we were never meant to be Jesus, we were meant to be the church and to grow the church. We are members of the royal family, we are part of the Kingdom, we are not the King. God is the judge, not us.
In today’s society, there is so much anger and hatred toward one another that is based upon assumptions at first glance, assumptions based upon the ugliest of stereotypes and the most radical individuals. Society wants to take these assumptions and push them on each other to keep us apart, for what? A moment of pride or glory to make ourselves feel that we are right? That our opinion is the only one that matters? Have we learned nothing during all of creation? Pride kills. Selfish pride kills and glory should only be given to God, not man. Read the Bible and every story in it where man is prideful and glorifies himself it leads in punishment and destruction, every time.
So what do we do?
We stop tearing each other apart and start sharing love, love that only comes from Jesus with each other. Stop being the judge and let God do that. Share Jesus and the Gospel with all people, not just your select group. Pray for everyone. Pray for the lost, all of them. Fight the battle that matters, the one that Jesus wins in the end-the spiritual battle, through prayer and studying the Bible and spending time with God. Spend more time with God than on social media. Pray for those you don’t agree with, try to understand them and then show grace and share Jesus and His teachings. Stand up for Christ, in a Christ-like way, not with hatred.
Pray for all people, share the Gospel with all people.
Be the church, grow the Kingdom.