“The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds; There is no one who does good.” Psalm 14:1
Saturday I received a phone call… “This is Randy”, I answered. “Randy, this is John. You met me down at the park that one day…could we talk?”
This is may have been the most exciting phone call that I have received in the last year. I had met this young man and his friend as I was doing The Gospel Guy at Esther Short Park in Vancouver a couple months ago. After some conversation, I gave them both my phone number and told them that if they ever needed help or just someone to care, they could give me a call. I never figured they would simply because most people don’t.
Longer story short, we had lunch, he gave his life back to Jesus!
There is something very important to remember when talking to people about Jesus. Those who say that there is no God, the Bible refers to these people as fools. God is not making fun of these people. He is simply stating the truth about who they are. Romans 1 says, every person intrinsically knows that there is a God. Therefore, when a person says there is no God, that person is denying not only his/her Creator, but they are denying what has been plainly revealed to them. Thus, they are fools.
Even the business woman who seems to have life all figured out? Even the young college grad who knows all? Even the world-renowned scientist that says that all of life has evolved from millions and billions of years past? Yep. Anyone and everyone who denies God, God refers to that person as a fool.
When talking to people about Jesus, it’s good and right to hold a proverbial mirror in front of them to show them what they look like when they say, “there is no God.” Of course, we should always do this with the utmost concern in our heart for that person along with gentleness and respect. After all, Jesus died on the cross for them.
How have you helped people see who they are when they deny God?
My encouragement for us this week: Help people see who they really are when they deny God.
Have a Great Week!
**I changed the name of the young man to John Doe to protect his identity.