Imagine someone about to have a limb amputated without anesthetic. You try to make them feel better by telling them that it won’t hurt. Pretty foolish, eh?
Yet why are Christians so reluctant to tell dying people about Jesus? They are about to go off into a Godless eternity and people are worried about making them feel bad? It is even more ridiculous than the amputation example.
I like to share this video now and then. It was surprising but so encouraging to see that the clip below was on the TV show ER a few years back.
The chaplain is the classic fake Christian you’d expect to find in most theologically liberal churches today. I love how the patient doesn’t buy her “just make up a god in your own image” type of platitudes.
The money quotes from the dying patient:
All I’m hearing is some new age “God is love” one-size-fits-all crap . . . I don’t have time for this now . . . I want a real chaplain who believes in a real God and a real Hell . . . I don’t need to “ask myself,” I need answers, and all your questions and uncertainty are only making things worse . . .
I need someone who will look me in the eye and tell me how to find forgiveness, because I am running out of time!
Hey Christians, time to fire up! Some people don’t want the truth. But there are lots of real people like this in the world who need and want the truth. They must be so sick of the lies and the politically correct “God is whoever you want him to be” nonsense taught by the world and by far too many churches. Is it really so hard to understand that you do not get to tell the creator of the universe how eternity works?
Of course, we should be gracious in how we share these truths and not force it on anyone. Jesus didn’t run after the rich ruler and tackle him when the young man rejected him.
Are you ready to tell them the truth and the Good News? Forgiveness, redemption and eternal life are possible, but only through trust in Jesus.