8 Reasons Why Christians Don’t Share Their Faith

“But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”

1 Peter 3:15

The sad but true fact is that many Christians, for many reasons, don’t talk about their faith to non-believers.

  1. Fear – “I’m scared of what others might say; how people might react.”
  2. Lack of training – “No one ever showed me how to talk about spiritual matters. I wouldn’t know what to say!”
  3. Minimal contact with unbelievers – “I mostly spend time with my Christian friends.”
  4. Shaky theology – “God is in control; he knows who is going to become Christian, so I don’t need to say anything. Besides, who am I to foist my views on others? People have to find their own way.”
  5. A lack of concern – “I’ve got a lot going on in my life; I really need to focus now on my schooling/career/etc.”
  6. Losing sight of the power of the gospel – “As if my pitiful words and life could make a difference!”
  7. Disobedience – “Bottom-line: I just don’t want to do that.”
  8. Forgetting what successful evangelism is – “I have talked to twelve people about Jesus, and none have become Christians. So obviously I’m not called to evangelize.”

And yet, a careful reading of the gospels shows that a disciple is a person who follows Jesus—to know Jesus and his teaching; to grow more like Jesus; and to go for Jesus, serving others and making new disciples.

If we’re not sharing Jesus with others, perhaps we need to take a hard at that third aspect of discipleship: going out into the world with Jesus. And specifically, talking about the gospel—doing evangelism, witnessing, sharing your faith, etc.

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