A freelance writer for the Christian Post recently wrote one of his biggest joys comes from listening to non-believers so that he might be better equipped to witness to them.
Thom S. Rainer and his research teams interviewed thousands of non-Christians and found out what they think of Christ followers.
He found several trends and the reasoning behind them. Some of his findings:
- Christians are against more things than they are for. “It just seems to me that Christians are mad at the world and mad at each other. They are so negative that they seem unhappy. I have no desire to be like them and stay upset all the time.”
- I would like to develop a friendship with a Christian. “I’m really interested in what they believe and how they carry out their beliefs. I wish I could find a Christian that would be willing to spend some time with me.”
- I would like to learn about the Bible from a Christian. “The Bible really fascinates me, but I don’t want to go to a stuffy and legalistic church to learn about it. It would be nice if a Christian invited me to study the Bible in his home or at a place like Starbucks.”
Rainer came to the conclusion: non-Christians want to interact with Christians. The article reveals an opportunity for all of us as we’re intentionally sharing our faith.
“Satan is the author of excuses,” Rainer wrote. “There is no reason to wait to reach those who don’t know Jesus Christ. We must go now. The harvest is waiting. And the Lord of the harvest has prepared the way.”
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