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Is Salvation A Private Matter

Is salvation private? Do you never mention it to anyone else? How many times have you brought up the Lord Jesus Christ and his freely offered salvation to others around you? Out witnessing I have some people get very angry at me and say salvation is a very private thing. What do you thing?

Moderator - If one is truly saved, they can't but help talk about salvation and life as a Christian.

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as Christians it is our resposibility to share / tell to everybody on how we are being saved
---gene4835 on 11/25/07

I once had an unsaved girlfriend who used to say to me that what she believed was a private thing. I told her that because I know Jesus I just can't help talking about Him. She would then say that I had no idea what she believed. etc. etc.
---Helen_5378 on 4/13/07

It is NOT a private matter. In many chrches the "event" is celebrated by baptisme, very much public as it should be! Why would anyone want to keep such a happy occasion private? We should lift up our Saviour and let others know how wonderful He is. P.
---Pierr5358 on 10/25/06

We are commanded by Jesus to proclaim the good news of redemption from sin to all flesh. How can they believe unless they hear and how can they hear unless we tell them the truth. Faith cometh by hearing. People don't have a chance to put their trust in God until they are told what Jesus did for them.
---Mike on 10/24/06

IS Salvation a private matter:depends on the word private.Acts shows that in the early church hundreds accepted Jesus & were Baptised But yet each must have a personal understanding with the creator.To love the lord your God with your whole heart& soul&your neighbour as yourself is undenialably a tall undertaking & there could be small variations.So the privacy spoken will be your innerself but collectively would be an outward acknowledgement.
---Emcee on 10/24/06

Eloy::A disagreement is not a persecution, you misconstrue things to a degree because you come off sounding so trite .You force yourself on others, with your words & make it sound like you are GOD.Listen to yourelf in this blog "I show my light everywhere etc"I,also, love my lord as much as any man But that is between Him & me.This springs from the fact that every one wants to proclaim I love God more than you.! Nonsence! God alone, has that answer.
---Emcee on 10/24/06

Donna2277, I let my light shine everywhere, those who refuse, it is their loss; and those who persecute me, again they must give an account thereof of what they did with the Lord of glory. Yes, he is long-suffering, but not forever-suffering, for eventually he will wipe their own dust which clings to the bottom of his feet off against them, and it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Amorah then for them. For all whom reject Christ, Christ will also reject before the Father and his holy angels.
---Eloy on 10/24/06

Eloy -- I didn't say never bring up the subject again! I just meant to pray for them and give the Holy Spirit a bit more time to can only happen in HIS timing, anyway. (Fortunately for all of us, He is long-suffering.)
---Donna2277 on 10/23/06

donna2277, I never force Christ on unwilling hearers, if they choose to be private, they will remain private and also die private, that is, without Christ. Then at the Throne Christ will say, depart from me, I never knew you, you who choose to be private, into the lake of fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
---Eloy on 10/23/06

Grace8369 - Once you are saved you can't help but talk about Jesus just about all the time.
---Helen_5378 on 10/23/06

Well, in a sense, salvation IS a PRIVATE matter. It is something that occurs between only two people...1 individual and God. You can't MAKE anyone believe.. A person who tells you it is a private matter usually means they don't want to talk about it. IMO you should respect them and back off. You've been willing to share Jesus, but The HOLY SPIRIT is the only one who can draw them. When He wants your help, you won't have to FORCE anything.
---Donna2277 on 10/22/06

---Indira on 10/22/06

"All who redeemed by YHWH will say, everyone whom he redeemed from the hand of the enemy. I will bless YHWH at all times: his praise continually in my mouth." Psalm 107:2; 34:1.
---Eloy on 10/21/06

Some people feel that their relationship with God is a private matter between them and God. Maybe it's because they have not fully matured as Christians and are afraid of losing it. Or maybe they are just very quiet shy people. I think talking about salvation is a personal choice. We are encouraged to do so - but I don't think it's a requirement of being saved. Respect the wishes of others so they are not turned away from God in your zeal.

---grace3869 on 10/21/06

Rom. 10:10. With the heart man believes unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. If salvation is private and hasn't made the 12" trip from the heart to the mouth we have a big problem.
---john on 10/21/06

I also believe some of that Baptism of Fire, is a burning fire inside that never goes out when all you want to do is tell others about this Great Salvation that is offered freely to all who will believe.
Many in other countries are being killed as we speak for sharing the Gospel. That doesn't seem to stop them!
---kathr4453 on 10/21/06

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I agree with the mod. on this, When Jesus has saved you and has come into your life, you really can't help but talk about Him. Jesus is everything to me, and people will naturally talk about what we love most.
---bethie on 10/21/06

Mima, there are some people that don't like talking about personal matters, including their faith, with strangers.

There are others who may not be so reserved, and have a very deeply held faith, but are simply not as articulate as others.

Forgive me, but reading some of your initial postings here, are you sure you're not simply being obnoxious in the Name of Jesus?
---Jack on 10/21/06

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