Tuesday, January 1, 2019

The Only Answer

The good news (the gospel) is the answer to those who will believe, but it is poison to those who reject and revile it. It has been said that if we just change the world with the gospel (message of the cross) that everything will be okay, but this is not so. It is NOT the preaching of the gospel which will change the world, for the world is marked by sin and condemnation, reserved for judgment at some point in the future. 

Our mandate is to make disciples. Our mandate is to share the love of Christ to sinners in the hope that they will repent as we once did. But the answer to poverty, famine, war, injustice, death, and destruction, which continues to grow at an alarming rate, is the return of Christ to this earth. That in of itself is the answer to what we see in our world, Jesus himself returning to make things right. 

Until he returns to establish his kingdom, this world will progressively get worse, not better. Dominion-ism and those who advocate it are deceived into thinking that the church will solve the problems that can only be solved by Christ destroying the yoke of sin and death. That is our blessed hope for every evil action, every pain, every hurt, the return of Christ. But until that happens, we share our faith with those who will hear, warning them time is short and the window to repent is closing. Then shall come the judgment.

This is the reality of both the gospel and God's justice to sin and its eventual correction, the second coming of Jesus Christ.

[Christopher Gregory]

2 Timothy 4:1 … I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;

Titus 2:13 … Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;