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10-02-2012 - Posted by Andre Piet

 

3 … God, 4 Who wills that all mankind be saved and come into a realization of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and one Mediator of God and mankind, a Man, Christ Jesus, 6 Who is giving Himself a correspondent Ransom for all (the testimony in its own eras), 7 for which I was appointed a herald and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the nations in knowledge and truth. 1Timothy 2

The Evangel is not a moral story or all about ethics. Neither is it a philosophy or a political ideal. The Gospel is a communication, a message. A very good message! It’s about the one God, Who wants all men to be saved! Nothing or no one can stop Him from achieving this. Because there is only ONE GOD. That is why Paul in this same letter also says, “the living God is the Saviour of all men” (1Tim.4:10). Believe it or not, God will make all things well for every human being!, yet, “each in his own order …”. Earlier this week, I had a conversation with a colleague about “faith” and the Bible. He said to me that he could not cope with the (Christian) idea that only believers will be saved. Thank God that I could tell him that the Bible, absolutely, never teaches this. GOD guarantees the salvation of all of humanity! What do we do with this knowledge? The simple answer is: tell others! GOD wants all men to be saved and come to an acknowledgment (or realization) of that truth! But how would people be able to realize this if they don’t get to hear it? From Christians, unfortunately, they will not hear it, because as a rule, they are adamantly opposed to this Good News. Just imagine, precisely the people who are supposed to publicize this message, are its most stubborn opponents! The greatest calling that every believer has, is to inform every human being of “this truth”. A truth that is entirely independent of the reaction of people. Because, whether we want it or not, GOD IS THE SAVIOR OF ALL MANKIND! And do people reject this, … nevertheless, GOD is their Savior! Spread the word!!   ——————————— translation: Peter Feddema

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