I believe that surrendering and going into full-time service for God is the greatest thing any Christian could do. Any Christian, who would sacrifice his own dreams and comforts in order to consecrate his life for the work of the ministry, is worthy of respect. If you are one of these, who has enlisted in the service of God full-time, I commend you, yet I am also compelled to ask a simple question. Are you a soul winner? When was the last time that you did the work of an evangelist in bringing the Gospel message to the ears of a lost soul in whose heart the Holy Spirit was working and convicting? When was the last time that you took a Gospel tract or a New Testament and showed someone down the road of Scripture that compels a sinner to trust Christ? When was the last time you looked over at a fellow man and yielded to the Holy Spirit's prodding to go share the Gospel with him? Are you a Soul Winner?
Our churches are dying in America today because the Christians within our churches are not soul winners, yet even more sadly our church leaders are not soul winners. Those of us who are called into full-time ministry and hold leadership positions in the church ought to be setting the example of soul winning, If the full-time servants of God will not be Soul Winners, then how can the people of God be expected to be Soul Winners. These churches in which soul winning is not a major work are dead. They have either met death by being swept into the contemporary movement which seeks life by moral decay, or they have met death by becoming stagnant with mediocracy. However, show me a church where the Pastor has a passion for soul winning, and his staff shares in this passion and they pass this zeal onto the people of the church, and I will show you a church that vibrant with the life of souls being saved and converts being baptized, and lives being changed.
America is dying every day and going to Hell. Who is to blame? Who is at fault? I believe that there are many factors that are aiding the moral destruction of America, but the blame for the eternal demise of her people must rest in her churches. It rests at the offices of the pastors who no longer take seriously the Bible act of bringing souls to the Saviour. It rests at the feet of the young staff men who are too preoccupied with their clerical duties to take time to be Soul Winners. It rests at the desk of the Bible college student who has so wrapped himself up in the scholastic world of learning that he takes no time for soul winning. It rests at the pew of the influential church member who gives money to Faith Promise and with this feels he has fulfilled his evangelistic obligations. The blame for why the occupants of this nation are going to Hell is found within the church that has left its first love.
Undoubtedly, there will be some who will read this article and be offended. Some will read this article and accuse me of being shallow. My prayer is that some will read this and have their hearts stirred to do more in the way of soul winning. My friend, souls are dying and will spend an eternity in Hell unless we win them. Do we really believe Revelations 20:14-15 “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” Are you a Soul Winner?
“Give me 100 preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God; such alone will shake the gates of hell.” -John Wesley