In Mark 16:15 Jesus says, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” Unfortunately, statistics show that only 2% of Christians regularly work to preach the gospel.
Imagine a ship captain that knows a tsunami is coming and tells his crew to warn the people on land to board the ship in time and get to safety. Out of 100 crew members, only two go out as the captain ordered and many are not reached. When the rest of the crew was asked why they didn’t go, they have excuses such as not feeling equipped to talk to people, with going to shore they may have had to get wet and they didn’t want to.
In early 2016 I was able to take the School of Biblical Evangelism and learn better methods of sharing the gospel and why many don’t follow this command. I know that I’ve broken every one of God’s commands and deserve punishment, but because of the sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus on the cross, I can have everlasting life.
For most of the year, I go barefoot nearly everywhere. In part, I use it as a reminder every time I look down that I can be called to serve at any time and place and need to be ready to “get my feet wet” for Christ. It doesn’t take years of study in order to start to witness, just the initiative to help those that may be heading for eternal punishment.
There isn’t any neutral ground as some Christians try to explain. God said in Matthew 12:30, “He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad.” No matter what is done, I am witnessing one way or the other.