"For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost."
This is a quote of Jesus Christ that should reach our very core. This is the mission of Jesus Christ and He has passed that mission to us. He is the Savior of the world, and we are to lead the lost to Him. We can save no one, only Jesus can do that.
Note what He DID NOT say. He did not say He was here to condemn the world, for if they have not believed on Him, they are condemned already.
It is important to understand our mission, yet sadly many who proclaim to be Christians do just the opposite of what Jesus has said. They believe it is THEIR mission to be the savior by demanding that everyone perform their particular brand of religion. Should that brand of religion be rejected, then the adherents think it their mission to condemn them to eternal torment. That is not our mission.
To imply that everyone will be required to perform an exhaustive list of "do's and don't's" in order to ACHIEVE eternal life is not only serious error it is the very pinnacle of arrogance! God has made it clear in His Word that there are NONE righteous, no, not one. Self attainment of righteousness for the human race is impossible...God knows it. It should be clear to mankind that this is true. We cannot save ourselves. Saving Grace righteousness is freely given as a GIFT and it cannot be EARNED. Being in this position should tell us that neither can we condemn others.
Our mission is to SEEK the lost that we may LEAD them to the only Savior, Jesus Christ. It is not our mission to badger them into obedience to a dogma that they may be in bondage to a hopeless religion. It is our mission to show them the Light of Jesus Christ that they may accept the grace, the mercy, the hope, the love, the FREE GIFT of eternal life found in the surrender to the Lord of lords and the King of kings. Jesus said to Thomas, "Blessed is he that believes, then he sees."
It is my exhortation that we accept our mission to lead the lost to Jesus Christ that they might be saved. It is not our mission to condemn them.
Have a Blessed Day!