The following is a quote from Peter Jeffery’s small book “Moving Out With the Christian Faith”. This small book packs a much needed punch. It will challenge you, convict you, strengthen you, and encourage you in the area of true evangelism.
The Christians in the Acts of the Apostles caused a stir everywhere they went because they were different. Their lives, actions, ambitions and believes were different, and people took note of them. Today we try desperately to make our faith acceptable to people by making our Christianity no different from their lifestyle. So Christians go to the pub after church for a drink; Christians laugh at the world’s unsavoury jokes; Christians delight in the world’s ungodly music. We are desperately trying to show them that really we are exactly like them.
The result is that the church has no effect upon the world. The world ignores us. Why should it bother if we are not different? But the Bible calls us to be different; and this difference can be a very importan means of evangelism. Howe often have you heard a testimony of salvation in which the person says that what first attracted him to Christianity was a friend who ‘had something I did not have’?