There’s a good evangelistic model to follow. When someone lies… kill them. I’m reading through chapter 5 of Acts and I’m thinking, “Jesus says you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the earth” back in chapter one and now in chapter 5 people are getting killed.
I struck by it a bit I guess. We (maybe it’s not we, it just feels like we) think we have to make becoming a Christian easy or people won’t want anything to do with it. But here in Chapter 5 people are dying. Yeah it has a huge effect on people, they stopped coming around the Apostles… but as you read, it says more and more people believed and were added to their number.
This was serious stuff, hard stuff, scary stuff and more people were added to their number.
I guess I’m amazed by this… we (there I go again) set the bar low, or are nervous about setting it too high.
I’m amazed at the boldness of Peter after the resurrection… I think maybe the pre-resurrection Peter would set the bar low… not anymore.