How Do You Treat A Non-Believer?
21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. ESV
Within every man and woman, it is created in us to know there is a God. As young boys and girls we all come to what is called The Age Of Accountability which is the time where we ask ourselves, ‘Why Am I here?’ This comes to every human, at which point we either shrug it off and deny it, or begin to wonder about God. For those who wonder about God, it is amazing how He puts people into your life that can tell you about Jesus and how He died to bring you back into fellowship with God.
We’ve got to realize that there are also those who are going to deny that question of why they exist. With age they try to intellectualize why they exist through theories like, humans are an evolutionary result of some prehistoric monkey-like species, if there were a god the world wouldn’t be such a mess, or because I have gone through such a hard life there must not be a god. If you are a faithful Faith Builder, you already know the answers to all these questions.
However, we have to realize, that no matter how much we talk to them, some people have these mental or spiritual blocks that they are trying to keep up. We all our created to know God exists but when a person goes the other direction and starts to deny that God exists, then it is just as bad as dealing with religious people. Remember Jesus said what He thought about religious people. He said
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. Matt 23:27 NKJV
People who deny God can become anti-Christ. Just like a religious person who puts on a show on the outside but is really clueless on the inside, a person who will so vehemently deny God against the very nature created within them is moving towards the darkness.
They are not just unbelievers, but they have opened themselves up to be deceived and sometimes even used by the enemy. They are denying what is within them. Why would you pray to a rock, tree, animal, or some other form made by human hands? Why would you think that humans can solve all world problems without God (humanism)? God loves these people but we really have to be led by the Spirit in dealing with them. The Word says to pray the Holy Spirit will draw them. Your prayers are powerful when you pray in faith.
You want to effectively share Jesus with the people around you. Look for people who are open and willing. People who are open will see that the historical and spiritual accuracy of the Bible, the power of the Holy Spirit working through you, and the authority of your testimony is exactly what they need in their lives.
Share what Jesus has done for you with someone you meet today? Let them know that God loves them and has an amazing plan for them.