After publicly admitting, “I know there’s no god,” the magician Penn Jillette goes on to say,
“I don’t respect people who don’t proselytize; I don’t respect that at all. If you believe that there’s a heaven and hell, and people could be going to hell or not getting eternal life or whatever, and you think that it’s not really worth telling them because it would make it socially awkward, how much do you have to hate somebody to not proselytize?
How much do you have to hate somebody to believe that everlasting life is possible and not tell them that?”
Penn continues with a great analogy to illustrate his point: “If I believed beyond a shadow of a doubt that a truck was coming at you, and you didn’t believe it, that the truck was bearing down on you, there’s a certain point where I tackle you, and this is more important than that.”
So, dear reader, I ask you: How many of you yield to self-preservation instead of spreading the Good News about Christ Jesus? Do you spare yourself those awkward moments by keeping quiet about the saving grace of God, or are you willing to tackle the issue of salvation with others despite how uncomfortable it can be?
Let your life be the best example of the grace of God; add a few words (maybe share about your life BEFORE Christ and AFTER Christ); be kind and sincere; and let God’s Holy Spirit tackle the rest. Remember, you can’t argue someone into heaven.
Here is the YouTube link to Penn Jillette’s talk. A Gift Of A Bible - YouTube
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