Monday, January 21, 2013

Advent Archive: Acts 28

“The salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and they WILL hear it.” God seeks and God saves. God’s design is not exclusive to hair color, skin color, social status, economic status, popularity level, or any other factor. In God’s economy, there are two types, the redeemed and the unredeemed. Christ died to redeem all of mankind to Himself, and whoever believes on Him will not perish, but will have everlasting life. God’s salvation has been extended to the whole world. Sadly, the news has not gotten to the whole world yet. As Christians we exist to relieve suffering of those around us and primarily eternal suffering. The only way to relieve eternal suffering is to spread the gospel to those who currently do not know it. Furthermore, we should spread the gospel to those who have no access to it. Currently 2.4 billion people in the world have no access to the gospel. This is like you owning a large food company while people at the end of the street are starving to death. What spiritual gluttony we have. I pray that God will call you to take His gospel to those who have not yet heard. But what if they don’t listen when you go to tell them? If I were you, I wouldn’t bother with that thought, just go back to Acts 28:28 and see that when they hear this gospel, they will receive it. You can then go in boldness to share Christ with them. However, if we sit here as spiritual gluttons, the reachable unreached will continue to fill up hell.

Food For Thought: What phrase form Acts 28 points towards a confidence we should have in proclaiming the gospel to others?