These past few weeks I have been reviewing world history for school. One of my textbooks has these 'stories' or as they calls them, myths. But the thing is, these 'myths' are stories from the Bible! As they go through history, they go through the Bible, but twisting details and saying it's not true.
I've wondered, "How can someone read the Bible enough to base a history book off it, and yet still not believe it? How can they read it so much and not see the truth?"
Then the ever returning answer came back - they are deceived and blind. Their eyes aren't open to the truth.
1 Corinthians 2:14, "The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned."
I memorized that chapter in apologetics a few years ago. To someone who is not saved, when they don't hear the truth, they can't see it as the truth.
1 Corinthians 1:18, "For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God."
So how to we minster to those who are unsaved? How to we witness to them and teach them of the gospel? Through love. Through showing them the love of Christ in our lives. Not just telling them the truth of God's word, (though we still need to do that!) but letting them see the light of Christ in us. And you never know when God will use you to show someone His love.
Matthew 5:15-16, "Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."
So that's my thoughts of the day. :)