Faith speaks

“And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke, we also believe and therefore speak.  2 Corinthians 4:13

Can there be a silent faith?  Can there be a genuine faith that does not lift up its voice to be heard?  Does not our silence betray the fact that we do not truly, at the core of our being, believe those things we profess to believe?  I am convinced that nothing would ever be able to silence us if we became truly convinced of the glory, power and beauty of the Lord Jesus, of God’s great desire to show mercy and grant eternal life to the repentant, of the imminent approach of the day of judgment, and of the horror of the eternal punishment that awaits those who do not believe.

May God grant to all of us, His people, a greater revelation of these things so that with all our believing there would also be speaking.

“I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kindgom: Preach the word!  Be ready in season and out of season.  Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.”  2 Timothy 4:1-2

Why Preach the Gospel?

WHY PREACH THE GOSPEL??? God desires it.

God “desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.” 1 Timothy 2:4-6

WHY PREACH THE GOSPEL??? Men are saved through it.

“It is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes.” Romans 1:16

WHY PREACH THE GOSPEL??? God takes pleasure in the salvation of souls.

“Do I have any pleasure at all that the wicked should die?” says the Lord God, “and not that he should turn from his ways and live?” Ezekiel 18:23

WHY PREACH THE GOSPEL??? God expects it.

“Deliver those who are drawn toward death, and hold back those stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, “Surely we did not know this,” does not He who weighs the hearts consider it? He who keeps your soul, does He not know it? And will He not render to each man according to his deeds?” Proverbs 24:11-12

WHY PREACH THE GOSPEL???

How can we not preach the gospel?