Part 11 - Resolved For the Gospel
What if a friend or a family member was standing in the middle of the road, would you shout for them to get out of the road? What if a truck were coming and it was sure to hit them if they didn’t move? Would you do whatever you could to move them out of the way? Of course you would! So if you're a believer in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, why wouldn’t you tell everyone you could about believing in Him? The point is that sin is real, and all sin leads to death. The Scriptures tell us “For the wages of sin is death,” and that my friends is real bad news. But the same verse ends with good news (the gospel). It says, “but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23). So, for Christians we should be resolved to share the gospel or “good news” at any and every opportunity. But there’s a problem with this way of thinking, let me explain…
People don't want to hear about the fact that they are sinners, and believers don't feel comfortable telling unbelievers that they are sinners and need Jesus. But to make things more difficult, the world doesn't want to hear that Jesus is the only way of salvation. They want to hear that there are many ways of salvation. The gospel however, is very much exclusive and the Bible tells us that “there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1Timothy 2:5). Since this is reality, every single unbeliever is facing an ominous fate. The Scripture tell us that the non-believer in Christ will have to pay for their sins on their own. They have no mediator between them and God. They have no atonement for their sins. The unbeliever will therefore find themselves gnashing their teeth in hell for all eternity. This is how long it will take them to repay their sin debt to the eternal God. But it doesn't have to be this way.
If we as believers in Christ truly love our family and friends, then we must be resolved for the gospel. We must seize ever opportunity to share it with everyone. Think about this, if you were dying and someone had information that would save your life, wouldn't you want them to share it with you?
Penn Jillette, a magician/comedian and professed atheist has said, “If I were a Christian and believed that unbelievers were going to hell, I would share the gospel with everyone”. He went on to say “how much do you have to hate someone to not share the gospel with them if you really believe that the Scriptures are true.” Penn makes an excellent point doesn't he? So take some time to reflect on this article. My prayer for you is that you would care enough about unbelievers, and become resolved to share the gospel of Jesus Christ at every opportunity.