Sunday, July 12th, 2009
"He that exercises faith in the Son has everlasting life." (John 3:36)
The first-century Christians understood that “God is not partial, but in every nation the man that fears him and works righteousness is acceptable to him.” (Acts 10:34, 35) Whether a person has a good relationship with Jehovah or not depends on his exercising faith in Jesus’ ransom sacrifice. (John 3:16) And it is Jehovah’s will that “all sorts of men should be saved and come to an accurate knowledge of truth.” (1 Timothy 2:3, 4) It would be wrong for proclaimers of the good news to prejudge people on the basis of their race, social status, appearance, religious background, or any other characteristic. Consider for a moment: Are you not grateful that the person who first spoke to you about Scriptural truths was free of prejudices toward you? So why hold back from offering a potentially lifesaving message to anyone who might listen to it?—Matthew 7:12.
(Watchtower issue: 01/15/08, 3:5, 6)
*the experience I'm gonna post today is a perfect example of why you should "never judge a book by its cover." The people who seem the least likely to respond to 'the good news' many times turn out to be the ones who respond the most. =)