Posts Tagged ‘truth’

Telling good news

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

This week the Cambridge Inter-Collegiate Christian Union (CICCU) is running a week of talks about the truth that sets you free having been to the first two talks I know that they are very good.

Frequently one finds that people don’t understand why someone would want to tell people about Jesus. Why do Christians do that? Isn’t faith a personal private thing?

Perhaps this answers that question: if the Christian message is true then it is the best news in the world – there has never been anything more important. If then someone believes that it is true how can they not tell people – what a horrible thing to do to someone – to not tell someone you care about something you believe to be so incredibly important. If you don’t understand that if it were true then it would be the most important news then you don’t understand Christianity.

However Christians are human and we mess up a lot. It doesn’t help people if the way we try and tell them about this wonderful news turns them off and makes them ignore it. It doesn’t help if people think that we want to tell them about Jesus out of some sort of legalism or rule following or because we think that makes us better people – it doesn’t. How can we not tell those we love about the person we love the most.

Apologies if this comes across poorly. I may be a coward but if you ask me a serious question then I will try to answer. If you want to find out more then the truth talks are very good as are the gospels in the bible and two ways to live is a good introduction.