Why We Should Witness
1. THE NEED: God is real. Heaven is real. Hell is real. The Bible is the Word of God and tells us that all those who have not received Christ as their Saviour will spend eternity in hell . . . separated from God, in conscious torment (Luke 16:23-26; John 3:18).
Knowing the terrible destiny of the unsaved. should motivate anyone with any compassion at all to explain the plan of salvation to them. Paul said, “Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men . . .” (II Cor. 5:11 ) . I cannot understand how any person who really knows he will go to heaven when he dies could be so selfish as to keep the best news in the world from the lost who so desperately need Christ as their Saviour.
It would be like not warning the sleeping occupants of a burning building of their great peril. To stand by and watch the building burn and let the people die in the flames would be a great and grievous sin.
A woman once said to me, “I used to have a real burden for souls, but I have learned not to let it bother me, and now I just don’t think about it any more.” This person is a very busy church worker and is well thought of by her Christian friends. Do you think she is well thought of by God?
I believe when we stand before the Lord Jesus Christ every Christian will wish he could call back the time and start witnessing as he should have while on earth, because then he will fully realize the need of souls for Christ as their Saviour. Now is the time to witness. Later will be too late.