By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.
1 Juan 4:13-15
Jesus Christ has been the most important figure in the history of mankind. The mere fact that the story itself is divided into before and after Christ states that no more than he has had so much influence. Despite all that, some even doubt His existence and categorized as a legendary being a myth invented a few religious fans two millennia ago.
In this century, the person of Jesus Christ is even more attacked and persecuted because in certain places, it is forbidden to pronounce His name. However, in these same places, the names of other religious leaders are said and respected. And all this is done by invoking the coexistence, free will and what is politically correct. From this point of view is correct allowed to venerate and mention the names of Buddha or Mohammed; but it is not right to pray in Jesus’ name. According to this policy, it is correct that Christians be quiet while everyone else may express themselves freely.
Is all this movement of coexistence according to what the apostle John says? The answer is not because the Bible encourages us to testify that Jesus is the Son of God and to confess Him with our mouth. Therefore, according to Scripture, Christians are called to pronounce our faith in public, not to remain silent while others proclaim theirs.
I know there is places in the world where to talk about Jesus Christ entails a great danger. But I think the reward of heaven is greater than any slip on Earth. God promises us, by His Word, to give us His Spirit and abide in us and that is worth everything in the world. The early Christians understood this very well because they lived persecution firsthand without holding back.
If we get carried away by our humanity probably we’d feel afraid to make known to others our faith. But all us as servants of Jesus Christ we have a great help to testify about Him. It is written: But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth (Acts 1:8). The Holy Spirit came at Pentecost and each of us is His temple. Therefore, we have power to testify about our Lord.
Do not feel afraid of what man can do us. Let’s do what we have. If we have received forgiveness of our sins, if we have been made heirs with Christ of the Kingdom of His Father, we have more than enough reasons to testify about Him and proclaim the good news of salvation to the nations, as is our mission in life. Do not be like those who through fear of death will let put on them the mark of the beast and perish anyway in the lake of fire. God bless you.