The message of the Gospel must be a resounding hymn on the lips of all who profess to be Christian, since this is the message that we have been entrusted to present to the world, and this is because there is no other exposition more intriguing and passionate that the gospel.
I firmly believe that no message can convince a soul of sin more than the gospel. We can talk about how painful hell will be, we can talk about healing and miracles, we can talk about prosperity, we can talk about a million things, but all that vanishes in the face of the gospel message.
The Bible says that the gospel is news, but not any news, but good news, good news of salvation. And the church today has to bring this message back to the pulpits, since it is the essence of the church, if this is not preached in the churches, then we are wasting time.
Let’s go back, what is the gospel? It is a basic definition, but the basic is not unimportant. The gospel is that Christ being God became man and dwelt among men, bearing all our reproach on his shoulders, carrying our guilt for our justification and thus save us from the wrath of God.
Jesus himself gave ordinances that this message had to be preached:
15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
Jesus said we have to preach this message, are we doing it? Have we found a better message by which to replace it? I go back and say, there is no better message, there is no more convincing message, this is the true message, these are the good news and we must take them to humanity so that they can be saved.
Let’s animate ourselves, and if we are not preaching this message, let’s start doing it, taking it around the world, including our social networks, but let’s do it, let’s tell everybody how good our God is and that in this world there is nothing that gives us more satisfaction than belong to God.
Thanks for the word ,God bless us and be with us ,Amen
Preach the gospel
For many years, ever since the day I met Jesus on my way—or, as I think it is better to write, He met me on my way—, I have known that the Church has to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Jesus commands his apostles to do this:
“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. Mark 16:15-16
What is the gospel?
It is the good news of salvation. This news is that God loves people of this earth, men and women that do not look for him.
People who are born in sin are enemies of God, which is a condition we all inherited from our first parents. By natural inclination we do not accept the Law of God, nor do we want to know anything of Him.
This is what Paul wrote to believers in Rome, as we read in Romans chapter 8:7:
“Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.”
So all people by nature, from the moment they can think or understand words, transgress the Law of God and are sinners.
All of us have sinned and, as was said in the beginning, the wages of sin is death. So all men and women die, and afterward all people shall be judged.
The Lord God had pity on people who are born in such a bad condition, and He provided a remedy so that they are not damned but, converted to Him, can become children of God.
The Father sent to the World his beloved Son, who would die in the place of sinners so that many—among all the people on earth—might be saved. By the faith in the begotten Son of God: Jesus Christ.
“He that believes on him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
Let’s pray that the Lord God is pleased to send out laborers to teach this way of salvation: a way given to people so that many can be converted by faith in Jesus Christ. Amen