What would you do Wednesday!
Today’s situation deals with a white Baptist Christian who invites his unbelieving black neighbor to church.
You, a white Christian, have been neighbors with a black unbeliever for the past year when he moved into the neighborhood. The two of you have built a pretty good relationship. You have borrowed tools and other items from each other. You’ve been there for each other during car problems, yard work, house sitting, etc.
The level of trust has been established in many everyday areas except spiritual in issues.
You have tried to talk with him about Jesus, your church family and church activities, etc. Your neighbor has never shown much interest in talking about spiritual issues.
Finally, your neighbor admits that he was considering attending church with you – until he read a news story about a predominantly white Baptist church refusing to allow a black couple to marry in their church building.
Your neighbor said he will never set foot in a Baptist church because of this racist story.
What would you do?
- Continue to witness to him and invite him in the future.
- Explain there is no black or white in Christ and invite him again.
- Find a predominantly black church and offer to attend with him.
- Tell him good luck and that he’s on his way to hell.