Mark 8:38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the son of men be ashamed when he cometh in the glory of his father with the holy angels.
Sad to say, but many "Christians" are ashamed of Jesus. They won't confess that they are, but their silence screams it to the world. They will speak about everything, but Jesus. It seems that being a Christian is a dirty little secret best not mentioned.
When Jesus returns, will he accept their silly excuses? I don't know, I just pity them.
But what really should be of concern is, are you ashamed of Jesus? If you are not, then please come out here into the streets, and help us in telling people about Jesus.