Except for Jesus, all humans were born with a sinful nature. We, including Jesus, were brought into a sinful world. Before the death and resurrection of Jesus, most people could use the excuse of ignorance of that fact as a reason not to accept His story. Even in today’s world of high tech and instant communications, there are still some who can legitimately say that they have never heard the name of Jesus. Although the Gospel has been preached in every country, it is believed that there are more than 6550 people groups that have never heard the gospel. There are even more groups who have heard the Gospel but don’t have established Christian organizations to witness to each and every one of the people. Even in our own country and in a lot of our own neighborhoods, there are those who may have heard the name of Jesus but have little or no idea of His story of eternal life.
6 Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.7 If you have known me, you will also know my Father. From now on you know him and have seen him.” – John 14:6-7 ISV
“The Gospel has come to you because it’s on its way to someone else.” – Anonymous
Colossians 1:6-8 (NLT) 6 This same Good News that came to you is going out all over the world. It is bearing fruit everywhere by changing lives, just as it changed your lives from the day you first heard and understood the truth about God’s wonderful grace. 7 You learned about the Good News from Epaphras, our beloved co-worker. He is Christ’s faithful servant, and he is helping us on your behalf. 8 He has told us about the love for others that the Holy Spirit has given you.
Spread the Word, that is one of the themes of the New Testament. We are all familiar with the song “Go tell it on the mountain”. That is our duty as Christians to obey God and join in His work to expand His Kingdom here on earth. It is the underlying reason for this blog. As an anonymous person once wrote: “The Gospel has come to you because it is on its way to someone else.” Jesus said “go and make disciples”. Now we can go to the keyboard and send the message around the world in a matter of minutes. Love is the glue that holds us together in the family of God. Be a sticky Christian like Epaphras and bring a harvest to the Kingdom with you. We don’t want to meet Jesus with empty hands after all He has done and continues to do for us.