Witnesses who share their faith openly not only face possible infection from the dangerous respiratory disease caused by the virus but also could be subject to potential persecution by authorities, as well. Despite the potential dangers, CBN News Asia correspondent Lucille Talusan reports that Christians in Wuhan are meeting needs created by the crisis and by doing so are creating opportunities to share the Gospel. The believers, often operating underground to avoid persecution and prosecution by Communist authorities, are taking advantage of the need for surgical masks. In addition to helping prevent contracting the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, the masks […]
Biblical Commentary by Unreal Post
‘Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. ‘
2 Corinthians 5:20
The gospel is of first importance!
Sharing the gospel is of first importance to the Lord and something that all Christians are called to do unfortunately most never share their faith. Most Christians never discuss their faith at all.
‘Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, ‘
‘For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. ‘
‘Salvation’ is of First Importance to the Lord
Not only is “Salvation” of first importance to the Lord but it was predetermined before creation. Before God created anything, the plan of “Salvation” was first in the mind of God. Let’s take look at Acts 2:23.
‘Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: ‘
This verse is mind-boggling and just magnifies on how important the gospel and salvation is to God.
Think about this, that at sometime in eternity past before anything was created the Godhead, the Triune God; God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit made the decision that it would be God the Son, that would step out and take on flesh, born of a virgin, raised and lived among His kinsman, living a sinless life, to be the perfect and only possible sacrifice for the sins of all mankind.
Just WOW! Salvation, the very plan of redemption itself wasn’t just of first importance to the Lord it was first in His mind before He created anything.
Oddly, it’s a fact the that most Christians never share their faith with anyone, never led anyone to the knowledge of “Salvation”.
Second Corinthians chapter five verse nine comes to mind.
‘Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him.’
How is never doing what is most important to the Lord well pleasing to Him?
Why did it happen?
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The Good News
Salvation is a FREE GIFT from God. You don't have to do anything but believe by faith that God sent His only Son Jesus Christ to die for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead 3 days later.
THE GOOD NEWS
Salvation is a FREE GIFT from God. SALVATION IS BY FAITH ALONE & FAITH IS BELIEVING WHAT GOD SAYS.
- God declares all mankind sinners and we all fall short of Glory of God. Romans 3:23
- The payment for our sin is death. Romans 6:23
- But God...because he loved you so much sent His own Son, Jesus Christ, to die in your place, for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead three days later. 1 Cor 15:1-4; 2cor 5:21
All God asks is that you believe by faith alone in 1, 2, & 3. That you're a sinner, separated from God but God sent his Son to die for your sins, was buried & rose again 3 days later.
'that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. '
Do You Believe?