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Know the FACTS

Updated: May 7, 2022

“The proof is in the pudding!” they always say. Facts are facts, and that’s just the fact of it!

Facts tell us a lot about what needs to be done. We introduced in our last article the idea of being soul focused and the importance of fulfilling our responsibility to tell others about Jesus. Diving into the facts will help us realize there is indeed a Demand, Delusion, and Devastation.

What are the facts as they relate to evangelism? Notice please:

The Demand (Matt. 9: 37-38)

There is a high demand for Christians to be actively involved in Gospel work! Jesus said in Matthew 9:37-38, “…The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.”

The truth is that more people will die today and go to Hell than those who will die and go to Heaven! That ought to move us to reach the harvest of a world lost in darkness. Look at these overwhelming statistics:

  • Approximately 166,000 people die every day (1)

  • 41.6% of the world’s population is considered unreached (2)

  • Approximately 66,000 people die every day without a hope in Jesus

To be honest, we may look at those stats and say, “Why should I even try?”

But just because the task seems insurmountable, doesn’t mean we should give up trying! There are eternal souls at stake that need what we have and are desperate to hear the truth.

Jesus commissions us, “…All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen,” (Matthew 28:18-20).

If you are saved, these verses are for you. Christ has given you the GO of the Gospel and purposefully equipped with everything you need to share your faith. But how often are we fulfilling this obligation of the Great Commission? Has the church truly gone Out of Commission? Let’s look at some more facts:

  • 95% of all Christians have never won a soul to Christ

  • 80% of all Christians do not consistently witness for Christ

  • Less than 2% of Christians are involved in the ministry of evangelism

  • 71% do not give toward the financing of the great Commission (3)

There is a great demand for Christians who will be soul focused and live a lifestyle of winning souls to Jesus

The Delusion

With every great work God seeks to do, man sees a way out. We often do this in our obligation of sharing our faith:

“I don’t have time.”

“I don’t know how. What if I get up there and freeze?”

“What if they reject me!”

“I don’t want to be confrontational or offend anyone!”

“Can’t I just live right in front of them and then they will come ask me?”

We are really good at excuses, aren’t we? The Holy Spirit speaks to us and tells us to give the lady at the gas station pump a Gospel tract, and we give every excuse in the book as to why we can’t.

The need is greater than our conveniences.