AUTHENTIC CHRISTIANITY - What Does Your Christian Testimony Reveal?

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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ


"What purpose would sharing my testimony serve?"

While it will help more Christians to support you and our government to be led by more Christians, those are fringe benefits. The purpose of any Christian testimony is to glorify Christ by sharing with people who Jesus is and what He has done for us.

"Why are the questions so specific?"

One of our visitors commented: "Any born again Christian should be interested in knowing the answers to these questions ... and Christian candidates should have no problem answering them. Of course, if a candidate isn't a Christian or isn't a true Christian, or is a liberal Christian or Christian-in-name-only, well then, I can see why these questions wouldn't appeal to them."

"What if my testimony alienates non-Christian voters?"

The one to fear alienating is God, who controls election results: "... Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, for wisdom and might are His. And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings..." (Daniel 2:20-21) "Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God." (Romans 13:1)

"Isn't my Christian testimony personal and confidential?"

It is personal but not confidential. Everyone Jesus ministered to in the Bible had the privilege, as well as the duty, to testify about what He had done for them. The woman in Luke 8:43-48 and Mark 5:25-34 suffered from a condition so personal that she couldn't even ask Jesus to heal her of it. Yet, when Jesus healed her anyway, she was required to testify about what He had done for her to a crowd of strangers. Testifying about what Jesus has done for you is as much a joy, privilege and duty today as it was two thousand years ago.

"But should I share my testimony with everyone in the world?"

The Bible says "everyone": "Always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear." (1 Peter 3:5)

"As an incumbent, I am too important to testify about Jesus."

Even a 14-term incumbent Congressman shared his testimony and retained his "honor": "Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall... A man’s pride will bring him low, but the humble in spirit will retain honor." (Proverbs 16:18 & 29:23)

"My Christian testimony isn't spectacular."

No Christian is ever spectacular in their testimony since a Christian testimony is about what Christ has done and continues to do for a sinner saved by His grace, to be read by other sinners saved by His grace. All of us are work in progress and recognize that you are running for a political office, not the pastorate. What is expected is honesty, courage, and the obedience to testify about the One who gave His life to save you and warned, "For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels." (Mark 8:38)


"I guess I don't really have a Christian testimony to share."

It is a blessing to recognize that so that it can be addressed with God. Here is a good starting point.