Before his ascension to heaven, Jesus commanded: “Go therefore and make disciples of people of all the nations, . . . Teaching them to observe all the things I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19, 20) Christians’ primary work involves teaching, which includes explaining how Bible principles can be applied in everyday life.
If becoming a Christian was as simple saying "i'm a Christian" why did Jesus say more was involved at Matt 28:19,20?
It isn't as simple as saying "I'm a Christian" or even saying "I believe in Jesus". James 2 says that faith without works is dead. A person can say they're a Christian and do the exact opposite of what Jesus teaches. You can't just talk the talk, you have to walk the walk too.
A person saying that they are a Christian is like a person in prison saying I am innocent, which they all do. Most Christian do not know what the bible really teaches nor where to go in the bible to find the answers to very important questions, such as, What is God's purpose purpose for the earth,what is the condition of the dead, what is the resurrection and who will be resurrected. Who is God,who is Jesus. Also James 1:22 tells us to become doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourself with false reasoning." How can a person do what God requires if they have never been taught. And the churches have failed greatly in this regards.
Some refer to this as the "Great Commission".
If one were to compare it with the characteristics of the Abrahamic God it should be rebranded as "The Exercise in Futility". A creator who knows all things that WILL happen, and has established His Perfect Plan based off of His own perfection and Righteousness, will have no need for others to spread a belief in Him. He would have already seen those whom WILL believe and His plan involving the belief or disbelief in Him has already been accounted for.
Do you think there is a soul lost that is suddenly found, that would be a "Surprise" to an all knowing God? Not sure a being with such foretelling would ever say "Huh, Didn't see that coming." . . . This would be a sacrifice to His perfection, Omniscience and Righteousness.
So what do you think of the Calvinist based religions? They read the Bible, pray every day, and worship God in everything they do. Because they do not evangelize, does this make them any less Christian?
I suggest you keep in mind the following when reading answers from various people on here regarding Christianity:
I am a Christian---specifically a Catholic.
Some are atheists.
Which ones are more likely to know what they are talking about when it comes to giving specific advice on the subject?.