On many occasions I have heard stories from non-Christians talking about how they started building a relationship with a Christian, sometimes it is a person they work with, sometimes it is someone they knew in school…, but the moment the Christian found out they were non-Christians, the Christian started acting like talking to a non-Christian would kill them! This is incredibly rude, makes non-Christians believe we are liars when we say that we have a God of love, and chases them AWAY from Christianity! This is NOT how Christians are supposed to behave!
We are supposed to be fishers of men. When you go fishing you actually have to go near or on the water, and offer the fish something that they want, in the case of fishing for fish it can be worms, shrimp, even bread balls have been known to work. The point is that the fish has to like what you are offering at the end of your hook. If you put something toxic at the end of your hook, they either will not bite at all, or your catch will be good for nothing.
When you offer non-Christians fear and loathing, you will not catch anyone! You must offer them the genuine love of Christ. Be a friend, a real friend. While there are times to be careful, for example, if you are a recovering alcoholic, and they drink like crazy, yes, you should be careful. But a friendly chat will not hurt anything! Offer them to the best of your ability what Jesus offered you: love, forgiveness, food if they are hungry, give them whatever you would give to a good friend.
Luke 5:32 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
32 I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”
Jesus ate meals with sinners, he did not approve of their sin, but he did offer them, love!
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