“15 And He (Jesus) said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature.
16 He that believes and is baptized (baptized in Christ [Romans 6:3-5] not water baptism) shall be saved; but he that believes not shall be damned.” Mark 16:15-16
The Believer is not called upon to save society but to save men out of society. The worldly system belongs to satan and we (God’s Children) are called upon to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified to a lost and dying world.
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” 2 Timothy 3:2-5
This form of godliness will often manifest through prophesying in the Name of Jesus, casting out devils in the Name of Jesus and doing many wonderful works in the Name of Jesus but are all forms of godliness with a root of pride. They are workers of iniquity who Christ does not know (Matthew 7:21-23).
Instead of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified to call man out of this worldly system which is damned, many have vainly decided to take it upon themselves to save society. God chose the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
“For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.” 1 Corinthians 1:21.
The Great Commission for the Believer is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him Crucified…not save society. It is imperative that the lost have the opportunity to hear this glorious Gospel so that they may believe upon the One, Jesus Christ (the only begotten Son of God), Who came to die on Calvary’s Cross to deliver them from this condemned world and through Him the lost may be saved and the Saint may be kept through their continued faith in Who Jesus is and what He has done as the Sacrificial Lamb of God.
Regrettably many are toiling in the world to save society in a vain attempt to redeem the worldly system while there remains a lost and dying world among us. My loved ones, your loved ones and others loved ones are slipping into a devil’s hell while the covetous, boasters and proud who have a form of godliness are sweeping the Body of Christ to and fro with every wind of doctrine keeping them preoccupied with their fleshly lusts from worldly wisdom handing out bottles of water and holding social and civic events under the banner of “Christianity”.
In the words of John the Baptist – Repent, the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand (Matthew 3:2).
“Preach the Word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.” 2 Timothy 4:2.
Redeem the time…preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified. How shall they call upon the Lord Jesus Christ in Whom they have not believed? How shall they believe in Him of Whom they have not heard? (Romans 10:14).
-Donna Clark Warren