Thursday, April 14, 2005

Salt and Light

"In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your father in heaven."

This verse is a big key to evangelism that the church has significantly
overlooked. It says, "let your light shine" which tells me that you are to
'model' a righteous and holy lifestyle before people, that they may see your
good deeds. This is a major pivotal point for the church. It does not say
"Go out and tell everyone you know that they need Jesus", it says that they
will 'see' Christ in you. There is a transitional gap between them seeing your
good deeds and praising God that needs to be brought to life. As a person
sees Christ in you it sparks a desire to have him (Christ) as well (inspired by
the Holy Spirit) it is through that revelation that they can have the scales
removed from there eyes and thus enter into eternal glory. It is at this
point that they can see past the "good deeds" and give honor and praise
to the father.

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