Have you ever heard of Penn and Teller? They are two guys who have a famous magic show based out of Las Vegas. You may have seen them also on TV or on one of their YouTube videos, they are pretty popular.
One of these guys, Penn Jillette, is a well-known and outspoken atheist. So what happens when a Christian business man witnesses to Penn after one of his shows in Las Vegas?
Well, check it out for yourself.
Even Penn Thinks You Should Share the Gospel
My favorite part of the YouTube video is when Penn gives the analogy of the truck. He says, if you were standing next to Penn in the street and didn’t believe that a truck was going to hit you, then there would be a certain point when Penn would tackle you to get you out of harms way.
This is what he had to say:[sws_blockquote_endquote align=”” cite=”-Penn Jillette” quotestyle=”style02″] I don’t respect people who don’t proselytize. If you believe that there is a heaven or hell, or that people could be going to hell, or not get eternal life, and you think it’s not really worth telling them this because it would make it socially awkward…and atheists think people shouldn’t proselytize, just keep religion to yourself… how much do you have to hate somebody to not proselytize? How much do you have to hate somebody to believe that everlasting life is possible and not tell them that? [/sws_blockquote_endquote]
Let me remind you that these words are coming from an atheist!
So if an atheist thinks that you should be tackling people left and right to warn them of the truck of death that is coming their way, then would you be willing to overcome your fear of social awkwardness?
Are you willing to fight against your fear of rejection using your sword of faith?
That’s the way most of us feel here at the Not Ashamed of the Gospel community. We’re going through a series on how to share your faith and this is the second post in the series. Last week, I shared with you an embarrassing story about how I was an evangelistic chicken.
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[photo background credit: Jaret Benson]