Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Height of Folly

Why preach the gospel if the Bible clearly teaches man is incapable of response?

Reply; "We do not preach the Gospel because we believe that men are free moral agents, and therefore capable of receiving Christ, but we preach it because we are commanded to do so (Mark 16:15); and though to them that perish it is foolishness, yet 'unto us which are saved it is the power of God'...

To fleshly wisdom (and worldly Christianity) it appears the height of folly to preach the Gospel to those that are dead, and therefore beyond the reach of doing anything themselves. Yes, but God's ways are different from ours. It pleases God, 'by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.' (Cor 1:21)

Man may deem it folly to prophesy to 'dead bones' and say unto them, 'O, ye dry bones, hear the Word of the Lord' (Ezek 37:4) Ah! but then it is the Word of the Lord, and the words He speaks 'they are spirit, and they are life' (John 6:63)"

The eloquent in words and mighty in Scripture: A.W. Pink

Let those Christians who adhere to the biblical doctrines of grace go forth and preach. Let our confidence in the Lord increase, and may we never stop telling people what Christ did on the cross in order "to save His people from their sins."

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