Bear Creek Baptist Church
By Bruce Cannon
The only possible explanation for the condition of our society is that we are living in the end times. How many times have you and I said, “I never thought I would see the day when….” The Scriptures teach that when the Lord returns for His Church the condition of society will be like the days of Noah and the days of Lot. They also teach that iniquity would abound, and the love of people would wax cold.
The days of Noah were characterized by the unheeding of man to the warnings of God through Noah and of wickedness being lived out in the open with no shame. Genesis 6:5 says, “And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” For one hundred years Noah witnessed to those living around him that judgment was coming. With every board being placed and every nail or peg being driven, Noah witnessed that a flood of rain was coming that would destroy mankind. The only hope was for those who saw Noah building the Ark was to believe: to believe that Noah was acting as instructed by God and that the flood was indeed coming. Sadly, as we know, only a few were spared that judgment. Only Noah’s three sons, their wives and Noah and his wife escaped.
There are so few today who will hear the message the Church is preaching. It seems, though there are some Churches succeeding in evangelism, but the majority of Churches are seeing little, if any, converts. The Word, if it is being shared, is falling on deaf ears. Another problem with people coming to Christ is that it is estimated that only two percent to five percent of believers are sharing their faith. Imagine, we have the greatest story ever told and ninety-five percent plus are not sharing it.
The days of Lot were much the same. Society was reset because all but Noah’s family were destroyed. But in just a handful of Chapters in the Scriptures the same condition of society was evident. Jesus said in Luke 17:28-30, “Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.”
The need for parents to train their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord is greater today than ever. The need for neighbors to pray for and work with neighbors to come to Christ is huge. Our evangelism field is wherever we go. We literally are in the presence of unbelievers wherever we may go. Tell them about Jesus. Work Him into every conversation somehow.
As I write this article the weather is beautiful. As I share conversation today I can say to those with whom I speak, “Isn’t this a great day? Hasn’t the Lord blessed us with a beautiful day?” I could very easily launch that conversation into an evangelism presentation.
Won’t you do that today? Tell others about Jesus. They need Him so desperately. And, the Word will be shared. Who knows? Maybe the Holy Spirit can move that heart into a state of accepting Jesus as Savior. And, you would be a part of seeing a soul come to know Christ.
Share Him Today! You will never regret having done so!