Jesus told his disciples, “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me,” in Luke 9:23. True followers of Jesus are called to make sacrifices and endure hardships during their temporary lives on Earth. Instead, disciples should seek treasures in heaven for the purpose of glorifying Christ.
In this video, both characters are born-again Christians, but one has chosen to be a disciple of Jesus while the other pursues the temporary pleasures of the world.
One common criticism Christians face while sharing the Gospel is that they shouldn’t “shove religion down someone’s throat”. This video dramatizes the following counter-points:
- No one can be forced to believe anything.
- Sharing the Gospel is an act of love made from a genuine concern for the unbeliever’s soul.
- The belief that people should not share their beliefs is self-refuting.
When someone warns you of danger, you listen. You wouldn’t scoff, mock or joke about it. Why then do so many people ignore this warning from God?
Everyone has sinned. The penalty for sin is death (Hell). We can either bear that punishment ourselves, or trust in Jesus, the Son of God, who took that punishment for us.
This is a parody of the “Piracy is a Crime” public service announcement used in the previews of many DVD’s.