Is there blood on your hands? Ezekiel tells us, “Son of Man, Speak unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. When I say unto the wicked (the unbelievers), Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked (the unbeliever) from his wicked way (his religion that cannot save), to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I required at thine hand (Ezekiel 3:17-18).”
What responsibility do we have to the lost person? Is there a penalty if we do not tell them the gospel? Jesus said to every believer in Mark 16:15, “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” Therefore, every believer becomes responsible to tell others. I believe every believer has a sphere of influence, and that he is responsible, beginning with family, friends, and neighbors, to give the gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus also said in Acts 1:8, “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” Our responsibility begins at home and then reaches out to the world.
Cornelius in Acts chapter 10 was responsible and concerned for his family and close friends. “And the morrow after they entered into Caesarea, and Cornelius waited for them, and had called together his kinsmen and near friends.”
The Philippian jailer, who trusted Christ as Savior in Acts 16:31, invited Paul and Silas to his home where “they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house (Acts 16:32).”
What if we do not warn the lost? Is there a penalty? Paul says, . . .