What’s Your Gospel?

How many lost souls are going to appear before Christ at the Judgment and say after sentencing, “But I ‘accepted’ Jesus and asked him into my heart! When my friend told me how Jesus could change my life and make it better, I prayed those words!”

And Jesus will say, “Depart from me!

One question: What’s your gospel?

8 responses to “What’s Your Gospel?

  1. I was thinking about the depart from me, I never knew you verse this morning Born. I was thinking about how narrow that road really is.

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    • I am reminded of the passage in Revelation that speaks of a multitude no man can number around the throne and, at the same time, Jesus’ words about the narrow road and ‘few’ there are that find it. The ‘few’ will be a multitude…….have to think about that…..:)

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  2. “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.” – Matt 7:13-14

    The key is in the contrast between those who never find eternal life and those who do. Revelation’s ‘few’ is a great multtude in God’s remnant from all of the ages of man.

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  3. My mom and I were having this conversation. We were talking specifically about who is saved. We talked about how Jesus said believe…so what does God do with all the people who believe but they believe their salvation can be lost or that it comes from believe and be baptized etc or believe and be baptized and sustain grace via the Lord’s supper….is this the narrow road or wide road?

    How many people do we not tell the gospel to because we are lead to believe someone is already saved…or are they already saved? What does God tolerate?

    We both could only come to the conclusion that God will save whom God will save…but that’s as far as we got.

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  4. I’ve haven’t thought about the wide and narrow roads in those terms. One commentary I read discussed them in terms of roads and gates in that NT culture, with walled cities with both wide and narrow gates and the numbers of travellers on them. It seems that the ‘straight’ gate (KJV) is a narrow gate, and the ‘narrow’ is both narrow in width and also not an ‘easy’ road.

    I know that hose who genuinely trust Christ (believe)for the forgivness of their sins are given eternal life but can be confused over the eternl security issue.OSAS folks who THINK they can sin to their hearts content, travel the wide road that leads to destruction and most likel were not saved in the first place.

    Concerning the sacraments, I don’t think anyone continues in a state of saving grace through the sacraments, ny more than they are ‘saved’ by them. The perserverance of the saints is God’s work and God will preserve all who genuinely believe.

    that’s my best shot at it at the moment. 🙂

    I love that you and your Mom are discussing it!

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  5. It makes me think of a narrow mountain road that you can only use by foot, not easy to walk that kind of hugs the side of the mountain with obstacles (like trials and tribulation and the war between the flesh and the spirit) being compared to a flat interstate road.

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