THE ROCK

Jesus told a story of two men. One of them built his house on the rock, but the other built his house on the sand. When the floods came and the winds blew and beat upon the houses the one built on the sand fell down with a great crash, but the house built on the rock stood firm (Mt 7.24-27.). The man who built his house on the rock obeyed Christ's command to preach the gospel, while the other was a hearer only, deceiving himself (James 1.22-25).

“Why do you call me Lord, Lord and do not the things I say (Lk 6.4)?” Christ has commanded us, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature (Mk 16.15)." We must preach the gospel to 6.5 billion people. When this work is finished Christ will return and take us to be with Him forever (Mt 24.14 & 30-31, & 1 Thes 4.13-18). James wrote, "Be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves (James 1.22-25).

The gospel that the apostle Paul received and preached is - “Christ died for our sins, he was buried, and he rose the third day (See 1 Cor 15.1-4).” We too can easily preach this gospel by first asking another, "Have heard the good news (Gospel means good news)?" or declaring "good news." But the evangelical church has replaced the gospel with it's 'plan of salvation' whereby a person is saved through a prayer rather having the gospel preached to them and believing on Christ as the scriptures declare (Mk 16.15, Jn 3.36 & 6.47, Acts 16.31, Rom 1.16 & 1 Cor 1.21). Their 'plan of salvation' is hindering the gospel from being preached. Therefore the whole world lies in wickedness and Christ's return is being delayed. “Take heed! Beware of the leaven (doctrine) of the Pharisees and Sadducees (Mt 16.6 & 12).” “Though we or an angel from heaven preach any other gospel to you than that which we have preached to you, let him be accursed (Gal 1.8-9).” "A little leaven leavens the whole lump (Gal 5.9)."

It's impossible to preach the gospel to six and one half billion people on our own so Christ has also commanded us to make disciples, teaching them to observe all things He has commanded us (Mt 28.20). By teaching others to preach the gospel we can reach every creature in the world in our lifetime (See TWO OR THREE on www.preach-the-gospel.org). Will we tell others the good news and teach others to do so, building our house on the rock? or will we be hearers of the word only, deceiving ourselves, building our house on the sand?

Daily ask others if they have heard the good news or proclaim "Good News" and tell them (preach) - “Christ died for our sins, he was buried and he rose the third day (1 Cor 15.1-4)”, teaching them that believe to preach the gospel as well (Mt 28.20); and when the gospel has been preached to every one in the world the end will come and Christ will return and takes us to be with Him forever (Mk 16.15, Mt 24.14 & 31, 1 Cor 15.22-34 & 1 Thes 4.13-18). Build on the rock.

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