"For the Preaching Of The Cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the Power of God. For it is written, ‘I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.” 1 Corinthians 1:18-19 KJV
If you were standing in a courtroom under sentence of death, and someone came up to you and said, “A man died for you two thousand years ago. Here is the written affidavit. If you believe it and obey its conditions, you can go free.” Would you believe and obey? Others around you would probably laugh and think the messenger a fool, but for you it would be life and death! This exactly what Gospel preachers are today! They are the messengers of God to a condemned world! Many scoff, mock, ridicule, and persecute God’s messengers to their own eternal destruction in the Lake of Fire! “Enter ye in at the strait (narrow) Gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and MANY THERE BE which go in thereat: Because strait is the Gate, and narrow is the Way, which leadeth unto Life, and FEW THERE BE THAT FIND IT.” Many simply reject the Truth, depending upon their own human intellect and reason. “Sin is the transgression (disobedience) of the Law (God’s Word). God hath Commanded men everywhere to repent. The soul that sinneth, it SHALL DIE! The wages (earned compensation) of sin is death.” Repentance is obedience to God’s Word, the substance of faith, and the evidence of the unseen God! Do you believe the “preaching of the Cross?” Do you strive to obey God’s Word? Does it sin cause you great distress? “In the wisdom of God…it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.” You heard and believed; have you given anyone else the opportunity? You may say, “My life is too sinful to preach the Gospel!” You should repent and obey so they will listen, or does another’s eternal destiny not concern enough for you? Even your friends and loved ones?
If I to you must act a fool,
To be a willing useful tool,
For Jesus Christ my Sovereign Lord;
I will obey and preach His Word! ~CGP
How many souls will you allow to go into eternal Perdition without giving them the good news of God’s free Pardon? Will your friends and family curse you from the pit as they writhe in black torment? We cannot convert the soul of another, but we can give God’s Word to them. Will you?
“The Law of the LORD is perfect, CONVERTING THE SOUL: the Testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. The Statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the Commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. The Fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever: the Judgments of the LORD are true and Righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.” Psalms 19:7-10 KJV