“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!” – Isaiah 52:7
The late Adrian Rogers said, “I once heard of a pastor who received word from the war department that a young soldier, reported missing in action and assumed dead, was found alive! His mother had already been informed of his death. And now they asked this pastor to be the one to tell her that her son was alive.
Do you think this pastor said, “Well, I’ve got a little vacation I’m going to take first, and I want to play some golf”? Of course not! What a thrill to deliver that a message! I want to tell you, there ought to be that thrill and urgency in my heart and yours every time we tell a poor, sin-sick, lost, and undone sinner there is good news that Christ died for our sins.
If you know the gospel of Jesus Christ, and you’re not interested in sharing it, I sincerely doubt you’ve ever been saved. How could a person know the gospel and not want to share it?”
Such bluntness might upset some folks, but that in itself shows there is a problem. They are more disturbed about that than they are about the lost condition of others. It seems that Andrew Murray was indeed right when he said, “There are two classes of Christians: soul winners and backsliders”. May I ask, Which one describes you? Yeah, I’m more than a little embarrassed also. Let us confess our sin of silence and boldly proclaim the good news.