DULLES, Va. - In an auditorium on America Online's rolling campus, a glorious expanse of the heavens is projected on a big screen. Reggie Evans, a former Redskins running back turned emissary of Christ, has come to spread the holy word in the secular corridors of one of the biggest, richest Internet companies in the world. He has brought along some football cards and a stack of Bibles.
About 75 Christian workers listen as Evans advises them to carry out their work as if Jesus were sitting next to them. But when he suggests that they knock on a colleague's cubicle and propose, "Here's a Bible, maybe we can read this together," even the most devout among them know that they will not be following his advice.
"My eyes rolled back when I heard that," said Jack Clark, a technical project manager and member of a recently formed employee group called Christians@AOL, which had invited Evans to speak....
As Christians we ought to be persuaded to share the gospel by the terror of the Lord. I think that is what motivated the martyrs of days gone by. Many of them shared their faith even when the law was against them. Thats why they were killed. The fear of God outweighed thier concerns about reprisals. It is easier to tell than do, I know. But I think that we ought to prayerfully reread Hebrews 11.
Second thing, we are to be love for the perishing ought to move us to share the gospel. I have frequently been guilty of the sin of indifference. Sisters and brothers lets have a heart for the perishing.
Presumably they would get fired for having an overt missionary statement or for telling the truth. It's a bit like "tentmaking" missionaries getting into closed countries as medics, business people etc....a sign of the times?