You know perfectly well that if you come out openly as

a believer in Jesus Christ, that some people will criticize

you, and you might be afraid of this.

This fear of what other people will think is a real

road-block for many who are afraid either to receive Christ

at all, or to quit being "secret believers" and "come out

of the closet."

This fear demonstrates a warped sense of values.

Q: Who is the Most Important Person in the universe?

A: The One who created it, the One who is listening to

your every word and watching your every action; the One to

whom you will someday give an account for your every deed,

word, thought, attitude and motive. He is the One you

should be most eager to please.

The Lord Jesus said to a bunch of public-relations

-conscious people, "How can you believe, who receive honor

from one another, and do not seek the honor that comes from

the only God?" (John 5:44 NKJ)

Being honored by God is a much bigger matter than the

petty recognitions or criticisms of materialistic


Possibly, some of the very people whose criticisms you

fear would actually respect and honor someone (such as

yourself) willing to take a stand for Jesus Christ openly.

Read the Gospel of John for yourself, and notice

Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea. They were two religious

leaders who secretly sympathized with Jesus, but had a

great deal to lose if they came out for Him openly.

Don't worry about "what people will think." Put your

full trust in Jesus the Messiah of Israel, as your

sin-bearing Savior and the Lord of your life. Confess Him

openly as your Redeemer and King and loving Friend.

The angels of God will do handsprings for joy, and GOD

will be mightily pleased with you.

We'd like to meet you and encourage you and try to

answer your questions. We would be overjoyed to hear you

confess your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Put your full trust in Him, RIGHT NOW. Come by and

see us.



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