Is it wrong to not tell my parents I’m a Christian?

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The believer must confess that he is a Christian and speak about his love to the Lord just a husband confesses his love to his bride before the world “Also I say unto you, whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God” (Luke 12:8).

The Bible, in Romans 10:9-10 says, “If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.”

Christians will confess Christ as Lord because He has already become their Heavenly Father. Thus the confession of a Christian is the expression of his agreement with all that God has declared to be true. As with baptism and all good works, public confession is not the means of salvation; it is rather the evidence of salvation.

John the Apostle speaks of this in 1 John 1:1-3, when he says, “That . . . which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at, and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of Life.” Today, we who have experienced new life in Christ give an account of His love and forgiveness, both verbally and in the way we live our lives.

You are not alone. The Holy Spirit will give power to your witness. It is the Spirit who transforms a life (Titus 3:5), and a transformed life is the most convincing evidence for the Christian.

As you witness, you should spend much time in prayer that you may be enabled to let your light shine in such a way that others will recognize the power of God in you (Matthew 5:16). Friend, your testimony of being a Christian to your parents may be the tool that the Lord may use for their salvation.

In His service,

BibleAsk Team

 

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