Religious freedom has certainly been in the news for many years, amplified by the controversy years ago over many elements of President Obama’s healthcare program and the religious freedom bills in Indiana and Arkansas. But if I am honest, I sometimes wonder why Christian police officers are so concerned about religious freedom. Especially when don’t seem to exercise our freedom very often.
As I travel around the country and speak to other believing law enforcement officers, I sometimes ask them about their own efforts to share the gospel or defend the faith. Sadly, very few of us say we regularly share our Christian beliefs in any setting. Think about that for a minute. When was the last time you shared the truth about Jesus with someone at work, at school, at family gatherings or (dare I say) in public? I bet if you are honest, it’s been a while. For the majority of us (yes, the majority) it’s probably never happened.
I’ve written about evangelism quite a bit at ColdCaseChristianity.com, and I think there are several obstacles (either real or imagined) that keep us from sharing what we know to be true. Here is my list, hyperlinked to articles I’ve written to help you overcome whatever fears may have:
Take a look at that list; I bet your hesitancy is represented somewhere. It’s time to get busy, folks. Don’t let your excuses become obstacles. If we want to be consistent in our concerns and objections related to the shrinking religious freedoms we are experiencing, we need to be a people who actively exercise our religious freedom on a daily basis. We can’t simply complain about losing something we never used in the first place. Exercise your freedom. Speak up. Share the truth. If we want to be consistent in our concerns and objections related to the shrinking religious freedoms we are about to experience, we need to be a people who actively exercise our religious freedom on a daily basis. Click To Tweet