God's plan to rescue the world from the wickedness in which it lies and speed Christ return includes us. We are to be His mouthpiece to tell the good news (preach the gospel) so that others can believe on his Son Jesus Christ and be saved (1 Jn 5.19, Jn 6.47 & Acts 16.31).
Being born again into the family of God occurs supernaturally the instant another believes on Christ after we tell them the good news (preach the gospel to them) in person with our mouth (Eph 6.19). Then we can teach them to preach the gospel as well thereby furthering the gospel (Mt 28.19-20).
The problem is that religion has taken the place of preaching the gospel. Religion is being a good person, ignoring the supernatural power of the gospel to save another when we tell it to them in person with our mouth (Eph 6.19 & Col 4.3-4). The Catholics go by what St. Francis of Assisi said, "Preach the gospel to every creature. If necessary use words," but in the case of preaching the gospel actions do not speak louder than words. The evangelicals have replaced the gospel with their 'Plan of Salvation' which can only be preached from a pulpit, limiting them to passing out bible tracts containing their 'plan of salvation', inviting others to church and being a good person (religion) (See PLAN OF SALVATION on www.preach-the-gospel.org.).
The Apostle Paul, whose letter's compose most of the New Testament, wrote: "Pray for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel... that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak (Eph 6.19-20)." Preaching the gospel means to tell another the good news (gospel) in person with our mouth. God's plan (Mk 16.15) takes on a whole different meaning once we know what the gospel is. Paul clearly defined the gospel in his first letter to the Corinthian believers - "I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures (1 Cor 15.3-4)."
To make it simple to preach the gospel I ask another 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 three day later (1 Cor 15.3-4 revised)." We get the same results as the Apostles when we preach the gospel to another in person with our mouth, as they did. The Apostle Paul wrote, "... I have begotten you through the gospel (1 Cor 4.15b)." In others words we get new creatures and this is what really matters!
Telling others the good news in person with our mouth supernaturally rescues the world from the wickedness in which it lies (1 Jn 5.19) and speeds the return of Christ to take us to be with him forever. This is 'God's Plan' (See THE BLESSED HOPE on www.preach-the-gospel.org.).
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