Sharing Our Convictions

Why are we, as Christians, so afraid to share our convictions? Maybe it’s the desire to be liked. Maybe it’s our desire to not unnecessarily alienate people. Maybe we don’t want to appear judgmental. Maybe we would rather discuss certain topics face to face. Maybe we want to be perceived as humble and approachable. Some of these are worthwhile considerations. But none are legitimate reasons to keep quiet about our convictions.

Not everyone is going to like us. We will always alienate those unwilling to hear the other side. Society sees the belief in moral absolutes as judgmental. Sometimes you can’t wait to make a statement in person. Humility means we think about how to best articulate our convictions not that we refuse to share them. Reasonable people understand that not everyone views the world the same way. They are fine with those who have different convictions. They just want to know that we don’t consider ourselves inherently superior to them. That’s fair because we aren’t any better. All have sinned, all have fallen short of His glory, and all are in need of a Savior. And that’s all the more reason to boldly share our convictions.