Matthew 28:19-20, Why can’t Christians leave me alone?
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you.
//I’ve written before about The Great Commission and how some first-century Christians believed the commission had been completed; that the Word had been preached to all the world. But on the assumption that they were wrong, and more evangelizing needs to take place, Christians today continue spreading the Gospel.
A question I sometimes hear is “Why can’t Christians just leave other people alone?” (You may substitute “Mormons” or “Jehovah’s Witnesses” or whatever faith group drives you crazy with their evangelizing). The answer is, many believe they are not permitted to. They believe Christ orders them to spread the news around the world.
What happens, then, when a person’s beliefs require them to intrude on the lives of others?