Question and Answer – How are we to cry aloud and spare not?

Inspired writings tell us that, “as the will of man co-operates with the will of God, it becomes omnipotent. Whatever is to be done at His command may be accomplished in His strength. All His biddings are enablings.” Christ’s Object Lessons, 333.

Everybody is commissioned to direct those who are on a wrong course. Every effort should be made to save their souls. We must “cry aloud and spare not,” speak up about wrongs lest by our silence it is interpreted that we consent to their sin. In Loma Linda Messages, 48, we are told that “the time has come when each one must stand in his lot and place, prepared to call sin, sin, and righteousness, righteousness.”

This is a very solemn command and while it must be done we must be extremely careful not to make thrusts and condemn those who do not have the light that we have on certain things.

There is an old adage that says your actions speak so loud I cannot hear what you are saying. In other words, what you are saying does not coincide with what I see you doing.

“Paul carried with him the atmosphere of heaven. All who associated with him felt the influence of his union with Christ. The fact that his own life exemplified the truth he proclaimed, gave convincing power to his preaching. Here lies the power of truth. The unstudied, unconscious influence of a holy life is the most convincing sermon that can be given in favor of Christianity. Argument, even when unanswerable, may provoke only opposition; but a godly example has a power that it is impossible wholly to resist.” The Acts of the Apostles, 510, 511.

“Character is power. The silent witness of a true, unselfish, godly life carries an almost irresistible influence. By revealing in our own life the character of Christ we co-operate with Him in the work of saving souls. It is only by revealing in our life His character that we can co-operate with Him. And the wider the sphere of our influence, the more good we may do.” Christ’s Object Lessons, 340.

Crying aloud may not always be vocal; it may be to simply live a godly life showing love and concern for those who cross our path and enter into our sphere of influence. It is Christ only who can change hearts, but we can cooperate with Jesus by allowing Him to mold and fashion us into His likeness so that others will be drawn to Him.