by Michael Tolosa
Today, October 6 is Read The Bible In Public Day.
Last month, Gospel Xpress launched a viral outreach campaign on Facebook called Read The Bible In Public Day. Over 3,400 people signed up online to participate. Through this promotion, we are encouraging Christians across the United States to take their Bibles out into their communities and read it in a public place. Whether it’s at work, at school, on the subway, or at a playground — we want Christians to be a living witness to the influence God’s Word has on our country.
Sadly, many American Christians are ashamed to be identified as a Christians, when we have the legal freedom to follow Jesus Christ and read God’s Word — unlike many Christians around the world who risk their lives to follow Christ and meet with other believers. Americans have a unique opportunity to boldly profess their faith and tell others the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Yet so many of us are afraid to confront the world. We choose comfort over confrontation and somehow rationalize our disobedience.
Let today be the first step in your engagement with the world. Use your Bible as a conversation-starter with a stranger. Join us for Read The Bible In Public Day!