Less than 3% Will Come

“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto Me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth” (Acts 1:8).

Getting out into the world where people are and sharing our faith with them is the only practical method of winning our world to Christ. Churches often lament at declining attendance by saying, “They won’t come.” And the Lord must weep in heaven saying, “Yes, and you won’t go.” Nowhere in the Bible are we told that the lost are going to come to us. But repeatedly, we are told that we must go to them and share the “Good News” of salvation. So, we must get out of the Church and go where people are to witness effectively.

It is estimated that less than three percent of the lost people ever come into our buildings. This will never reach our world. If great cathedrals would win the world, Europe would have won it long ago. If programs would win the world, Southern Baptists would have done it long ago.

Jesus is our example. Consider what Jesus said, Himself, about why He came. He said, “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10). He met Peter at the docks, the woman of Samaria by the city waterworks, Matthew at the internal revenue office, and scores of others while they were in the process of their daily pursuits. He went to them. Few came seeking Him.

It was only after He sought men that they sought Him. Perhaps, when the Church go to the world, the world will come to the Church

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