Do We Confess or Deny Jesus?

Believers around the world face persecution, imprisonment, torture, death, and deadly attacks for confessing Jesus before men. They overcome fear and are obedient to share the love of Jesus and His power to deliver and cleanse from sins.

“Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.”
Matthew 10:32-33

The word confess means to tell or make known. Our salvation is connected to our confession, or to telling and making Jesus Christ known . If we hold our tongue and do not tell others about Jesus, we are denying him. If we deny him, Jesus will deny us before his Father in heaven. Our salvation is not a result of being evangelistic, but it is an outflow of our salvation. If you are washed in the blood and delivered from sin through faith, then your automatic response is to tell others about it.

Do we share the Gospel with someone daily? Are we bold or are we worried about what others will think of us, keeping our jobs, or remaining safe? Every day the stakes are high; the people around us are lost and on the road to hell. We are all born that way. We are making our way towards God’s wrath, but through Jesus we are delivered and free. If we truly have love for our neighbors, will we not tell them about Jesus? Even if all we do is simply ask if they want to know more about Jesus. Then hand them a tract, a book, or the Bible telling them about Christ.

If you don’t tell your neighbor about Jesus who will? If you don’t tell them about Him then you are not truly loving them. If you saw someone in a boat on their way towards a waterfall that would kill them, you would do everything in your power to warn them and help them! The same applies to sharing Jesus with others. If we truly love our neighbor, we will share with them what Jesus did for us.

Jason DeMars

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