"We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in wickedness (1 Jn 5.19)."

John ‘the beloved’walked with Jesus three years, saw him die on the cross for our sins, buried, and after three days risen from the grave (1 Cor 15.3-5 & Mk 16.14.). To bring the world out of its wickedness and into fellowship with God he declared the things he saw and heard (1 Jn 1.1-3). We must do the same.

There are only two kinds of people in the world - saved and unsaved (For a definition of 'saved' please see SAVED on After rising from the grave Christ commanded John and the other Apostles to preach the gospel (Mk 16.15-16), how that - "Christ died for our sins and he was buried, and he rose again the third day (1 Cor 15.1-4).” To bring the world out of the wickedness in which it lies we must preach this same gospel the Apostles preached. It is easily preached by first asking another if they have heard the good news (Gospel means good news.). It is our duty to preach the gospel to others so they too can believe on Christ and be born into the family of God (Jn 6.47, Acts 16.31 & 1 Jn 5.1). Then they will have fellowship with us and with the Father (1 Jn 1.3b).

But the gospel is not being preached as it ought to be because man has been replaced it by their 'plan of salvation' whereby we must lead another to a prayer of salvation (See PLAN OF SALVATION and SINNER'S PRAYER on This is false doctrine. Christ did not say 'present the plan of salvation' He commands us to - "Preach the gospel (Mk 16.15). “Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees (Mt 16.6&12).” “A little leaven (false doctrine) leavens the whole lump (Gal 5.9 & 1.8-9).”

To bring the world out of the wickedness in which it lies simply ask others if they have heard the good news (gospel) and tell them - “Christ died for our sins, he was buried, and he rose the third day (1 Cor 15.3-4).” Then teach them that believe to preach the gospel as well (Mt 28.20).

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