Lord’s Library editors answer the question “What does the Bible say about witnessing?” with specific Bible references.
Have you ever asked yourself the question “What does the Bible say about witnessing?” If you have, you’re definitely not alone! And since the Bible helps Christians form a foundational understanding of important topics, it’s imperative that one know how Scripture describes witnessing in different contexts. The Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines witnessing as “Seeing in persons; bearing testimony; giving evidence.“
Now armed with a basic definition of witnessing, Lord’s Library editors thought it would be a helpful exercise to provide Biblical context. As a result, we compiled this short resource which captures all notable mentions of the word witnessing, as well as its other forms. If you’ve been wondering what the King James Bible says about witnessing, scroll on for additional detail.
Note: If you want to know what the Bible says about witnessing and 206 other important topics (to be exact), our editors recommend Spencer Smith’s Doctrine Matters: Bible Topic Guidebook.
What Does the Bible Say About Witnessing?
“Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
“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 Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:”
“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”
1 Peter 3:15
“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:”
“That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in 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:”
“Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.”
2 Corinthians 4:3
“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:”
2 Corinthians 4:6
“For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”
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