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The World Can Not Be Saved Without The Gospel The World Can Not Be Saved Without The Gospel

Have you recevied the truth since you read your bible
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The World Can Not Be Saved Without The Gospel

Posted by: Apostle Jacob Ballard III on Wed, May 24, 2017

 

The World Can Not Be Saved Without The Gospel

(Roman 10:14-15) Gospel— Missions: the world cannot be saved apart from the gospel (Truth). Remember what has just been said: "Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." "Whosoever" refers to the whole world. But note the critical point: a person has to "call" in order to be saved. A person cannot "call upon the name of the Lord" unless he has heard about the Lord. Therefore, the gospel (Truth) must be carried to the whole world. This is the point of the present two verses. This gospel is who Jesus Christ and Christ Jesus is speaking Spirit word of life.

  1. The world cannot call or believe or hear without a preacher. To prove the point, Scripture reverses the order of what actually happens.

a.  How can a person call on Jesus Christ if he has not believed in Him? It is impossible. Even in dealing with secular purposes, a person has to really believe in the purpose before he will give his life to it. Imagine giving all one is and has! No person is going to do that unless he really believes in something. The same is true in dealing with the Lord. No person is going to call upon the Lord to save him, nor is any person going to surrender and dedicate all he is and has to the Lord, unless he truly believes in the Lord.

 

b.  How can a person believe in Christ if he have not heard about Christ? How can a person know that Jesus Christ came to earth and died for his sins, and that Jesus Christ arose from the dead conquering death so that he might live eternally? Is a person born with the knowledge about Jesus Christ? How can one hear without a preacher? God set order in how man come to hear him.

  • Picture the native in the depths of the jungle. Does he know that God's Son died for his sins? Was he born with knowledge of Jesus Christ? The answer is obvious: No! The native in the depths of the jungle must hear before he can believe and call upon the Lord to save him.

 

  • Picture the man in the depths of the inner city, the city dweller who has never been exposed to the gospel, who has interest only in the things of the city and the world. Does he know that God's Son died for his sins? The answer is obvious: No! Not if he has never heard. The city dweller must hear before he can believe and call upon the Lord to save him.

 

  • Picture the religionist in the depths of religion, the religionist who has never been exposed to the clear-cut presentation of the gospel, who has only heard about the life of Jesus and the form, ceremony, and ritual of religion. Does the religionist know that God's Son died to set him free from sin, death, and hell so that he might not serve sin anymore? The answer is obvious: No! Not if he has never heard a clear-cut presentation of the gospel. Even the religionist must hear before he can truly believe and truly call upon the Lord to save him. (What an indictment and warning to Christian ministers and teachers—a warning to present the gospel in simple, clear-cut terms.)

c.  How can a person hear without a preacher? How can a person hear that Jesus Christ died for him if a preacher does not tell him? To hear anything requires a person to speak and release a breath. To receive communication requires a communicator. To hear a message requires a messenger. The message of the Lord Jesus Christ must be carried to the world, but in order to be carried, a messenger is needed. Pastors and ministers must preach the message if people are to hear the message.

2.  Now note that the basis of missions and evangelism is the preacher or witness himself. In the present context the word "preacher" means one who have been sent who bears witness to the Lord Jesus Christ. It takes a preacher to proclaim the message of the Lord Jesus so that people can hear and believe and call upon Him. However, note what this verse says: “the preacher cannot preach unless he is sent”.

a.  God is the One who sends forth preachers and witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ. God is the One who commissions, qualifies, and instructs the preachers and witnesses of the gospel.

"I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles" (2 Tim. 1:11).

"I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power" (Ephes. 3:7).

"Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you" (John 15:16).

"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 Cor. 5:20).

"And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry" (1 Tim. 1:12).

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