Believers are in a battle. "We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places"(Eph 6.11-12). Therefore we must put on the full armour of God(v13-20).Missing even one piece of the armour of God can cause us to suffer defeat.
Would you go into battle barefooted? This is exactly what Christians are doing. They are not putting on the full armour of God because they have not been taught what the gospel is nor how to preach it. In place of the gospel we have been taught a 'plan of salvation' that can only be preached from the pulpit (SeePLAN OF SALVATION on www.preach-the-gospel.org.). Only people with seminary degrees are able to preach from behind the pulpit and even then they are limited to preaching to their congregation. Most people, however, will never enter a church building. This is why Christ commands us to "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature"(He doesn't say present a 'plan of salvation'.) This means that we must shod our feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace(Eph 6.15).
We must preach the gospel as we go and teach others to preach it(Mt 28.20)to reach every person in the world with the gospel(Mk 16.15).Then the end will come and Christ will return and take us to be with him forever(Mt 24.14 & 30-31and1 Thes 4.13-18).Meanwhile we turn the world right-side up (See TURN THE WORLD RIGHT SIDE UP on www.preach-the-gospel.org.).
To preach the gospel to another simply ask them if they have heard the good news (Gospel means good news.) and tell them - "Christ died for our sins, he was buried and he rose from the grave on the third day (1 Cor 15.3-4)." Then teach them that believe to preach the gospel as well (See TWO OR THREE on www.preach-the-gospel.org.).
Let's put on the full armour of God and go into battle, not forgetting to put on our combat boots
(Eph 6.15 & 19-20)."
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