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The Gospel Message

01 Nov

PuzzleIt is interesting for me to watch people as they are praying for revival, for a wake up call, for a change that would come; That their city, country or nation would awake and see Gods glory on their own. But often when you ask them: “When was it the last time you told someone about Jesus?” only a very few respond with an answer covering last week or even less. The majority is excusing themselves by referring to their godly live style. That by living godly life they are showing the world Jesus’ love (the light and salt of the world) which when people will see, they will desire it and subsequently follow. Someone once told me “Preach the gospel; if necessary , use words.” at first I found it interesting, however after further examination I discovered that it is rather antagonistic. If we tried to use this in some other areas of our lives it could sound like this: “Tell me your phone number; if necessary, use digits.” or “Feed starving children, when necessary use food.” I hope you see absurdity of these statements. The thought here is to preach the gospel (verbally) and live lives that are not in contrary to what we are saying by our words. Some say that they are not evangelists and there are others that are called to go out and do the “evangelistic ministry”. In a sense that is true, but it is not an excuse. We are called to evangelize, preach the gospel, tell others about Jesus of Golgotha.

“And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.”

(ESV, Mark 16:15)

Yet it is true that it is not the main ministry for all of us, that there are people specially gifted, anointed to this ministry, who are above all focusing on unsaved people. But even though we are not all evangelists, we are all called to evangelize! It is much easier to tell God about people, than to tell people about God…

“Have you no wish for others to be saved? Then you are not saved yourself, be sure of that.”

Charles H. Spurgeon

As Christians we must seek and save the lost, we can not keep this truth for ourselves and expect them to somehow find out the way through our polite behavior and noble values! Besides that I met people far more “holy” than most Christians I know including me, who were not saved. If we do so we are nothing but ignorant and indifferent to our neighbors, which we are ought to love as ourselves (Mark 12:31). When we love somebody, we do not want them to end in a such a terrible place as hell and we will do everything we can to make sure they will not.

Now, in case you want to start telling people about your savior, but you do not really know how, here is a video that could help you start. On the other hand, if you do not believe in God, in his existence I would still like to encourage you to take these 15 minutes and maybe afterwards reassess what you actually believe in.

And if you are looking for more information please view this website:

http://www.wayofthemaster.com/

Written by Peter Makovíni

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Posted by on November 1, 2010 in Theology

 

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