Yes, the gospel will save the world—and here’s how.
The gospel is the good news that Christ died and rose again to save us from the wrath of God. If you don’t believe me, pray and ask.
Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. Jeremiah 33:3
This gospel will save the world, and has already saved it. So where is the salvation? Where are the Christians? Where are the new creations? Where is peace and joy that surpasses all understanding?
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
Here it is, Christ is waiting for you. The one reading this. Whether you are in church or not. Whether you profess to be a Christian or not. The time to examine yourself is at hand.
God is real. Jesus Christ is real and died for you. When you seek Jesus Christ (pray and ask!) you will grow into a new creation. This is real, but we don’t see it often these days.
Be the new generation.
Be the generation that found God. Be the generation that understood the meaning of a “new creation”. Be the generation that took pride in surrendering to the God who made you, who raises you from the pit, places a crown on your head, and gives you life! Be the generation that because you understood these things, the future generations went on.
So what to do? First, right now, ask God to open your eyes to His gospel. Then, find a Bible, and start reading it from Genesis. Don’t neglect this step! Pray for understanding before and as your read.
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
Next, hold on tight. Let God work in you. But keep holding on. Keep praying and reading.
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
I am telling you, on the other side of these steps is true peace, joy, and purpose. I wouldn’t take the time to write this if there wasn’t. I know that if everyone, right now, takes a moment to call to God, and ask Him to open their eyes and heart to what Christ has done for them, the world will change dramatically for the better. This will happen, because multitudes of people would begin to grow into this “new creation” that really happens when you come to know Christ. And as John 15 so clearly says, they will bear fruit!
What could it hurt? Call to God.
These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. John 15:11
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