If any of you remember my last post, the words of Muslim teenager convicted me. So I was determined to share the gospel with many more people this summer. I was in the park and two older people were sitting on the bench. He was in his 70’s and she in her 80’s. In the past, I’ve had conversations with the woman about God, family and church, but I didn’t know the man. We got on the subject of vacations because she was going to California to visit her grandchildren. I asked her what city she was going to and she said she couldn’t remember. I suggested a few: Anaheim, Oakland, or Los Angeles. You could see that she was working hard to remember. Before she could answer, the older gentlemen said, “I hope it is not Los Angeles, there are too many fires there. It is terrible what is happening there.” I made sure to get his attention and looked him in the eyes and said, “Yes, it is terrible, but this is a wake up call and warning that it will be worse on the last day when God returns to judge the earth. That is why it is very important to know Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior so that you will rescued from that great day.” I hoped the woman would chime in and give her testimony and maybe take the conversation deeper since she obviously had a relationship (friends) with him. But my excitement was quickly squelched by her counterclaim, “It not enough to know Him, but you gotta do His will! A lot people know Him, but He said, depart from me I never knew you. You gotta do His will! Even the devil knows Him, but he didn’t do His will!”
I’ve heard this so many times, but is that biblical? Do we have to do more than just know Him? Have you heard this before? I plan to check it out.