“Voiceless Christianity”?

… And you shall be My witnesses …

— Acts 1:8

Some professing Christians are members of the club called “Voiceless Christianity.” They say, “I can’t witness with my mouth. I just witness by my life.”

Dear friend, if you witness by your life, you only witness to yourself. Christ told us that we are to point beyond ourselves, unto Him and to His Cross, and that requires the use of our mouths.

Many claim that words don’t accomplish anything; it is the life that we live that gives a powerful witness. So, is it the case that most of you who are part of the “Voiceless Christianity” group have had dozens of people just this past year coming up to you and saying, “Oh, what a wonderful person you are. I am so amazed. Please tell me how I can be like you and how I can have whatever makes you that way?”

No, our Lord has entrusted us with the responsibility and the joy of leading others to Himself. Before He left this earth, Jesus said to His disciples:

All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you. And remember I am with you always, even to the end of the age (Matthew 28:18-20).

Voiceless Christianity is a myth by which the lazy or fearful justify their silence.

Question to ponder:
Do you practice “voiceless Christianity?” Why or why not?