The Power of the Gospel

Daniel from Better Than Sacrifice brings us the follow up to his post, ‘The Mysterious Case of the Disappearing Gospel’, in which he issues the clarion call to declare Christ crucified. In this time when many church systems, “Christian organizations” and parachurch ministries have as their decided rule and practice to NOT proclaim the actual gospel, this article serves up witnessing encouragement.

Here is a snip:

There’s nothing wrong with Christians showing love in such practical ways, of course. In fact, this is a good thing! But this is not the means that God uses to save people.

No, Paul tells us plainly: ‘it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe’.

And which message is it that saves? Which message is it that is a stumbling block and foolishness? Which message is it that is ‘Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God’ to those who are being called?

It is the message of ‘Christ crucified’.

‘Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God’ comes through the preaching of this message.

If you would love your neighbour, bring him ‘Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God’. Tell him of how, without Christ, he is under God’s wrath and will receive the eternal punishment that he has earned by his rebellion and sin. Tell him of the Christ crucified for sinners such as he. Tell him of the Christ who was buried, and who rose again on the third day. Call him to repentance. And give him the offer of forgiveness of sins in Christ to all those who put their trust in Him.

This is what it means to love your neighbour as yourself. This is what it means to proclaim repentance and the forgiveness of sins in Christ.

Read the article here: The Power of the Gospel by Daniel Neades

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3 thoughts on “The Power of the Gospel

  1. I am just beginning to be able to speak to the difference of a Godly love versus what we man calls love, which I believe is better termed fleshly compassion. We need to be compassionate of course, but God’s Love includes much more and certainly means telling them the truth even if it means they will reject you, hate you and persecute you. We just need to tell the truth with gentleness and humility and we better have a testimony from our own life to be credible. Thanks for the thought provoking article about proclaiming the true gospel. AMEN

  2. Hey Pete, well said! Also check out Daniel’s video that he made which he posted on the original article: The Mysterious Case of the Disappearing Gospel.

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