A True Witness
As we have opportunity to preach or to witness to someone, it is not God honouring to tell them that God loves them and Christ died for them. The word of God and our Lord Jesus Christ gives us what we are to say, “except ye believe I Am He ye shall die in your sins” (John 8:24).
“He that believeth on the Son of God hath life; he that believeth not the wrath of God abideth on him.”
To be without Christ is to be without God and without hope in this world – again, “God is angry with the wicked everyday” (Psalm 7:11).
“Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature, he that believeth and is baptized shall be saved, he that believeth not shall be damned.”
“Except ye repent ye shall all likewise perish.”
(Luke 13:3; Luke 13:5)
God “commandeth all men every where to repent, because he hath appointed a day in which he shall judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained.”
This is just a few of the things that sinners need to hear, we must be faithful to tell them that Christ Jesus is the only way God can be approached and the only One by whom God deals with the sinner.
As Scott Richardson said; “God will not be spoken too nor will He speak to any man except through Jesus Christ”.
Oh, how I remember the weight of my sins, and God’s wrath against my soul, it struck fear to my heart, and I tried to get on God’s good side by my works, by my sincerity, but my burden grew heavier instead of lighter. But thank God, someone told me about Christ bearing my sin in his own body on the tree.
I thought did he really do that for me?
When God gave me faith to believe on Christ, all the condemnation I felt was taken away, I’ll never forget when I found out God wasn’t mad at me anymore. What I am saying is this, a soul will feel the weight of sin, before he will know the forgiveness of sin, and he will feel the condemnation of God before he will know the acceptance of God.
What about God’s elect?
No man has any reason to believe he is one of God’s elect and one for whom Christ died until he repents and believes on the Lord Jesus Christ. And until that happens all he can expect is the “indignation and wrath of God” against him for their sin and unbelief.
By Donald Bell
(Luke 13:3; Luke 13:5)