A2 + B2 = C2
To many people, the equation above is recognized as a common mathematical formula, despite whether one knows how to use the formula.
Similarly, many people recognize Scripture such as “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16 NIV).
Is there a point? Yes, the formula above may seem insignificant to many people. And for many people, you are right. Most would never have to use the formula, although it is taught to the majority of our children in public schools during geometry classes.
However, the Scripture is not taught in our schools, and therefore WE have a responsibility to educate our children in not only teaching it to them, but explaining what it means. For most Christians, it is very simple to understand that God gave His Son as a sacrifice and atonement (payment) for our sins. However, to a lost person, the passage is somewhat Greek to them.
So please take the time to explain to others that God loved us to a point that He was willing to give up His life, His Son’s life, in exchange for our life. That’s true love – to love another person enough to give up your own life.
Will you spare just a few minutes of your life to tell someone how to save their life?