Before I became a Christian (and still as a new believer), I had many doubts, questions, and confusion. My mind wasn’t closed to Jesus, on the contrary, it was very open to the idea that there was a higher power and I desired for a greater purpose to my life.
Early on, I encountered many Christian souls who wanted to feed this desire for knowledge and encourage this curiosity into the Christian way of life. However, I encountered others who wanted to separate me from faith and to exclude me from learning about God. After all, I was a non-Christian- what business did I have to be hanging out with a bunch of Christians, much older in their faith and who designed that I was a pretender or even worse, not worthy of the title.
Don’t let anyone tell you who you are, or what you believe- only God knows your heart and only Jesus Christ can save you- not a man, not a church, not an organization- it’s simply Jesus.
And if you currently are a Christian, especially one who reaches out to non-Christians on a daily basis, then it’s important to be mindful and not judgmental of someone else’s physical or spiritual journey. You never know when someone will be lead to the Lord and it is not your place to force or judge. It is your place to show the love and kindness of Jesus Christ. You are an earthly representative, an ambassador to non-Christians and God expects you to mirror his likeness to the world.
Refugees, for example, may be Christians fleeing their homelands, or they might be people from a diverse set of faiths. If you want to teach someone something important in life, you don’t have to tell them- show them the meaning of Jesus’ words through your kindness, love and most of all, inclusion. God asks us to be a brother and sister to all- that means it is imperative to include others with an open heart, without the judgment and alienation of a closed one.
After all, Christianity isn’t an exclusive club with membership dues and an acceptable list of members. God calls all of us- every race, religion, ethnicity, socioeconomic group, and background, to become Christians and open the door for others to enter.
Christianity is a human being’s birthright. It’s a gift given directly from God to the human race through the blood of Jesus Christ and all anyone has to do is open this present and accept it.
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