Regardless of what you think of the theology of Watchman Nee (1903 – 1972), he was a dedicated evangelist who committed himself to sharing his faith daily to reach the Chinese people in the first half of the 20th century.
Before he was saved, he called preaching “the most despised and base of all occupations.” After he became born again, he made a decision to “give Christ all of my life, all of my loyalty, and my love.” His life-long motto was: “I want nothing for myself; I want everything for the Lord.”
He so lived this commitment he believed others should as well, reminding them of their responsibility: “Because you are not witnessing, many have not heard the Gospel. They will be eternally separated from God. What a consequence of our apathy!”
The same apathy holds true today. According to Lifeway.com
80 percent of those who attend church one or more times a month, believe they have a personal responsibility to share their faith, but 61 percent have not told another person about how to become a Christian in the previous six months.
This was Watchman Nee’s encouragement to those who were lazy about sharing Jesus in his day, and it serves to encourage us as well: “This is my challenge to you. Witness to at least one person a day. Witness to whomever you meet. It is time to put feet to our faith.”
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