But God- We are Loving People

Greetings,

"Should I love unbelievers in order to lead them to Christ?" This was a recently asked question.

The answer is "No!"

At first glance the question sounds admirable, but let's unwrap the premise a bit.

The plan of loving unbelievers in order to lead them to Christ reveals there is a goal in mind. That sounds a lot like manipulation. Now to be clear, I desire that all come to know Jesus. And we are commanded to love all people. So, where's the problem you ask?

But God Image_Color_CrossIn my motivation. If I have a goal of getting a certain response from someone, I am not loving them. We are called to love everyone because that is who we are. We are loving people- that is part of our true DNA, as new creatures in Christ. That is why we love others- it's who we are.

Authentic love is an irresistible force that is eventually recognized. When it is the loved one is curious as to know its source. When they have experienced the actions of your love, they are usually more than open to hearing of the One who loves you. So, follow the old advice, witness with all your might and if necessary, use words.

So, in closing, pass on some of that wonderful love you've been overcome by- you won't run out!

Blessings,

Thomas

Thomas@robinsonoutdoors.com

 

If you want to know what someone really thinks, just listen to what they say after the word ‘but’ …so it is here with…”but God!”“

Note: “but God” is a weekly ministry of Robinson Outdoors Products written for us by pastor and spiritual counselor, Thomas Paige. “But God” is posted each week on the ScentBlocker website and can be found there along with the archives of messages of past years and months from Thomas. “But God” is also posted each week on ScentBlocker Facebook page and on Twitter.

You may ask, “why would Robinson, an outdoor products company with brands ScentBlocker and Tree Spider, making products for hunters, spend its time on something like “but God”?” Great question, as we here at Robinson consider our work place our mission field, our products bearing the John 3:16 inscription our outreach. In every new ScentBlocker jacket there is a laminated waterproof pocket insert that contains the salvation message printed in two languages. And, we ask the Lord to provide more opportunities for us to be a light unto a dark world.

What responses do we receive from our customers? Each week thousands and thousands of people read the “but God” message online. We receive dozens and dozens of appreciative emails, rejoicing that a company has the courage to stand up for what it believes despite perhaps it not being the most popular thing to do these days. God has blessed our lives and our business!

I hope you will enjoy this weeks’ “…but God” as Thomas continues the series, unto the Lord!

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