It is beyond saddening that so many American proclaimed Christians and others in the world do not fully understand the Gospel. America is now a place in which we need the missionaries to come to us, this is the sad truth. I, myself, did not fully understand certain concepts of the Gospel until this year. I thought I did but I could not explain them well, and realized how problematic this becomes when someone is asking us deep questions related to the Gospel. This is also why knowing the sinner’s prayer is not sufficient because the sinner’s prayer is not in-depth enough for many people who have questions about the Gospel.
Now, knowledge alone does not save us, faith in Christ does. However, knowledge and the wisdom of God is so desperately needed for the Christian because often we lack knowledge and wisdom, not realizing what the Gospel actually is. Faith comes through hearing the word of God, and we need explanations.
- (NIV) Romans 10:17, “Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.”
- (NIV) Acts 8:30-35, “Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. “Do you understand what you are reading?” Philip asked. “How can I,” he said, “unless someone explains it to me?” So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. This is the passage of Scripture the eunuch was reading: “He was led like a sheep to the slaughter, and as a lamb before its shearer is silent, so he did not open his mouth. In his humiliation he was deprived of justice. Who can speak of his descendants? For his life was taken from the earth.” The eunuch asked Philip, “Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?” Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.”
Without this understanding, we cannot put true faith into Christ because we lack. We are thirsty and we hunger, and our source of truth is empty. We do not understand how wretched we are. We do not understand why a loving Father killed His Son. We do not understand what justification, redemption, and propitiation is.
We do not understand the depth of the Gospel is so far beyond simply our sins being forgiven. It is beyond a four-step “sinner’s prayer.”
Christian bloggers, I beg you, please cover the Gospel on your blog. Please, study in-depth these Biblical concepts and understand the Gospel well. Leave those posts at the bottom of every new post. Have the truth available. Have resources available.
If our readers are trying to reach out to the Father, and yet are condemned in their sin, while we have the opportunity to help them, may God help us and open up our eyes.
(NIV) John 14:06, “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Forget our talents and different callings. Remember that we all are called to share the Gospel.
(NIV) Mark 16:15, “He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.”
(ESV) Proverbs 21:28, “A false witness will perish, but the word of a man who hears will endure.”
(NIV) 2 Corinthians 4:13-15, “It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak, because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you to himself. All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.”
I recommend Paul Washer’s sermon: What Is The True Saving Gospel Of God?
Monthly Scripture To Ponder/Memorize From Psalm 85 – (NKJ) Psalm 85:12, “Yes, the LORD will give what is good; And our land will yield its increase.“
Community Prayer – November ‘ 20