This photo was taken after an Arizona Dept. of Transportation employee painted a new center line on Arizona State Road 85 in Litchfield Park, AZ. Complete indifference towards the task at hand – wouldn’t you say?
If we allow another human being to die when we have the ability to save them, we are not only morally responsible, but we are guilty of what civil law calls “depraved indifference.” The crime of “depraved indifference” is very descriptive. Depraved means it’s about as low as a human being can go, and indifference means that someone couldn’t care less. That’s what you and I are like if we profess to be Christians, and yet have no concern for the eternal salvation of those that are around us…
We are saying “Evangelism is not my job,” and we are therefore guilty of depraved indifference. It’s about as low as we can go when we don’t care about the fate of the unsaved. Love could never be so cold-hearted as to shine a car while a child drowns, and love cannot profess to know the love of God in Christ, and be unconcerned about the fact that those who die in their sins will end up in Hell.
If you aren’t horrified at that thought, how can the love of God dwell within you? Charles Spurgeon said, “Have you no wish for others to be saved? Then you are not saved yourself. Be sure of that.” So if that describes you, please, go somewhere quiet and ask God to forgive you for such a crime. Then plead with Him to give you a love that will swallow your fears, and a gratitude for the Cross that will forever banish indifference and help you to “seek and save that which is lost” as Jesus did.
Then may I suggest something that will help you overcome your fears and reach those you love with the gospel? It’s a teaching called “Hell’s Best Kept Secret.” Perhaps you are afraid to share your faith because you don’t feel equipped. That’s understandable. Arm any soldier with a feather duster and push him into the heat of modern warfare, and he’s not going to be very courageous. However, if you give him state-of-the art weapons and teach him how to use them, those weapons will give him courage. “Hell’s Best Kept Secret” will put a state-of-the-art weapon into your hands. It will give you courage. Simply go to www.livingwaters.com/learn — there you can listen to “Hell’s Best Kept Secret” or watch the video if you prefer. As you will see, the teaching has been commended by many Christian leaders — and it’s free. It won’t cost you a thing. You will never regret it. Go there now. If you don’t have audio capability with your internet access, call (562) 920-8431 and request it, and we will mail a CD of the teaching to you free of charge.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. May God bless you, Ray Comfort.
Credit: Ray Comfort, Living Waters Ministries, www.livingwaters.com