Saturday, March 24, 2012

What will Happen to Lost People?

Most Christians believe that the Bible teaches that lost people will go to hell when they die. Many Christian people are committed to praying for lost people to be saved. Some Christians are committed to personally witnessing to lost people with the good news of Jesus Christ. And even fewer Christians are passionately pursuing those who are lost with the gospel that is power of God for salvation.

Why? Why do so many Christians know the destiny of lost people, fewer Christians pray for lost people, even fewer Christians witness to lost people, and even fewer have a passionate pursuit of lost people with the gospel of Christ?

Two answers come to mind: (1) Either Christians simply are being disobedient to God's command of witnessing found in many passages of Scripture (Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 1:8, etc.) or (2) Christians simply don't believe what the Bible teaches about the destination of lost people.

Jesus said to His disciples, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned" (Mark 16:15-16). Do we believe this? Do believe that only those who believe in Jesus are saved? Do really believe that only those who are baptized (by the Holy Spirit) are saved? Do really believe that those who do not believe will be condemned? If we do believe these words, if we do believe these realities; then we must "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation." This starts right out side our doors, spreads into our communities, and wherever else the Lord leads us.

Today praying for:
(1) The Lake O' the Pines Community of Crestwood
(2) The State of North Dakota
(3) The Nation of Ukraine
(4) The South Asian Peoples throughout the World

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