Should Christians try to convert those of other religions?

Yes, and No. While Jesus commanded his followers to go and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19), he taught and demonstrated that it is God, not Christians, who does the converting.

Christians are to be Jesus’ ambassadors to the world bringing the Good News of the Gospel that Jesus alone saves. God does all the convicting of sin and the need for a Savior and the converting through His Holy Spirit. When speaking to those of another faith walk or religion, a Christian’s conversation and testimony are to be shared in love and compassion. Even when speaking to those who consider themselves agnostics or atheists, the best approach is to meet them where they are and share the Good News found in the Bible. over and over we see Jesus launching conversations that specifically address individual concerns and circumstances. Likewise, his disciples learned to preach and teach in a way that found common ground and then told the story of repentence, forgeiveness and restoration in a way that resonated with them.

Christians do all this because they are instructed to do so in many passages of scripture and because they want to share God’s love and their joy of knowing Jesus as Savior. They want every person to experience that wonderful transformed and meaningful life that God gives now and forever to all who believe. When a person experiences God’s love and forgiveness, he or she is saved from God’s wrath. So, why would he or she not want to tell others about their new life and the source of that new life in Jesus their Savior.

When Christians tell others about Jesus, the Gospel and how He died and rose again for their sins, they are serving as God’s ambassadors. We go and tell just like the Apostle Andrew said to his brother Peter, “Come and see. We have found the Messiah, Jesus.”

There is nothing greater than seeing a lost soul find Jesus as Savior. Now how about you? If you are a Christian do you tell others about Jesus? Perhaps it’s a family member or friend or colleague that needs to know Him. We encourage you to be that Christian friend that shares the ‘Good News” and points them to Jesus just like Andrew did to Peter. Then watch in wonder as God does a marvelous transformation in that person’s life. What happens really does surpass all human understanding but with God all things are possible. (Matthew 19:26)

If you don’t know Jesus as your savior and lord, please take a look at our post, How does one become a Christian?