"If you fulfil the royal law according to the scriptures, THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGBOUR AS THYSELF, you do well (Jas 2.8)."

Surely the world would be a better place if everybody loved their neighbor as themself as God commands. Wars, hunger, starvation, crime, sickness.and disease would be greatly reduced or even disappear altogether (See Imagine on www.preach-the-gospel.org.). The song Jackie DeShannon sang in 1965 still rings true today, "What the world needs now is love, sweet love. It's the only thing that there's just too little of..."

The problem is that the whole world lies in wickedness (1 Jn 5.19). But preaching the gospel to another allows them to believe on Christ and be filled with His holy Spirit,that produces within us, "...love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance… against such there is no law (Gal 5.22-23, 2 Cor 1.22 & Eph 1.13).” Love increases in our world only to the degree that we preach the gospel. "For It pleased God by the foolishness of preaching (the gospel) to save them that believe (Mk 16.15 & 1 Cor 1.21) (See SAVED on www.preach-the-gospel.org for a definition of 'saved'.).

The gospel, according to the scriptures, - "Christ died for our sins, he was buried and he rose the third day (Read 1 Cor 15.3-4).” is easily preached to another after asking them, "Did you hear the good news?" The evangelical church, however, has substituted their 'plan of salvation' for the gospel greatly hindering it (See PLAN OF SALVATION on www.preach-the-gospel.org.). According to it we must lead another to Christ by having them admit to God that they are a sinner, ask Him to forgive them and invite Christ into their heart (See THE SINNER'S PRAYER on www.preach-the-gospel.org). Christ does not say to lead a person to Himself through a 'plan of salvation'. He commands us to simply preach the gospel (Mk 16.15). A person is not saved by a prayer, but by believing on Christ (See BELIEVE and 47 PASSAGES ON BELIEF on www.preach-the-gospel.org.) after we preach the gospel to them in person with our mouth (Jn 6.47 & Acts 16.31, Rom 1.16 & 10.14, 1 Cor 1.21 and Eph 6.19-20 & 1 Cor 4.3-4). "... I have begotten you through the gospel (1 Cor 4.15)." wrote the Apostle Paul. But because the 'plan of salvation' can only be preached from the pulpit christians rely on bible tracts or trying to be good enough (letting their lights shine). But "It pleased God by the foolishness of preaching (the gospel) to save them that believe (1 Cor 1.21)." not on bible tracts or how good we are (1 Cor 1.21 & 4,15, Rom 1.16 & Mk 16.15).

We preach the gospel to another by simply asking them if they have heard the good news (Gospel means good news.) and telling them - “Christ died for our sins, he was buried, and he rose the third day (1 Cor 15.3-4).” Then we teach them that believe how to preach it as well thereby multiplying the gospel seed (See Mk 16.15, Mt 28.20 & 2 Tim 2.2.). Thereby we we turn the world right-side up and after the gospel has been preached to every person in every nation the end will come and Christ will return and take us to be with him forever (Mk 16.15, Mt 24.14 &31, 1 Cor 15.22-24 & 1 Thes 4.13-18).

Ask others as you go if they have heard the good news and tell them – “Christ died for our sins, he was buried, and he rose the third day.” and teach them that believe how to preach the gospel (See TEACH THEM and A FEW GOOD MEN on www.preach-the-gospel.org.). This is what the world needs now.

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