Excerpt from: Reverse 911…a Call to Repentance
by: Ray Baumann
This is exactly what sharing the gospel is all about – we are warning people about the judgment to come and their need for repentance. Recently in San Diego there were many that did not realize how close the fire was to their homes and the reverse 911 call came just in time. They saw the smoke but did not realize the great danger. The good news Christians have to share is about the escape from danger.
There is a dangerous misconception that says the majority of people are seeking after God. They are calling 911 for spiritual help and as Christians we are to sit back and wait for the incoming calls. The truth is that the world has no idea the danger they are in. I don’t believe that an unbeliever can seek after God. You don’t start seeking God until after you have repented of your sin. It is not until you are convinced of your sinful state that you understand God’s grace.
God has called believers to preach the gospel, to sound the alarm to warn our generation. We cannot worry about the response. The response should have no bearing on the message. We are warning people who have no idea of the danger and their need for a savior. Our approach must be to show their condition before God. They will not see the need for escape or need for a savior if there is nothing to be saved from.
Preaching repentance – is it really that important? Jesus thought so much of it that He preached it. The apostles were commanded to preach it: “And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem,” (Luke 24:47).
Read the article here at Christian Worldview Network.