“This baptism … as appointed for all nations bestowed the remission of sins. A refusal of baptism would be a repudiation of Christ and of all the gifts contained in His name. Baptism is pure gospel that conveys grace and salvation from God through Christ. It dare not be changed into a legal requirement. This preposition (eis) connects remission so closely with baptism that nobody has yet been able to separate the two.” —Lenski (Lutheran), h/t Jan Towell
Whenever you see someone outside the body of Christ, think: “This person needs the Good News.” Expand that to this: “This person needs to hear the Good News.” Expand that further still to this: “This person needs to hear the Good News from me.” If not from you, then from whom?
#evangelism #gospel #mission
Sharing opinions about politics, even with a Bible verse inserted, is not proclamation of the #gospel.
We can never further the gospel of Christ by giving in to evil or by surrendering, even for a moment, our duties in the kingdom of God. Compromise of faith is surrender and defeat of faith.
Old news of man is only history;
Of God, the path to blessed eternity.