The Gospel is Offensive: Gospel Offends and Saves

OFFENSIVE: The world is offended by the gospel of Jesus Christ
OFFENSIVE: The world is offended by the gospel of Jesus Christ

THE GOSPEL IS OFFENSIVE

MANY SINNERS WILL BE OFFENDED WHEN THEIR SIN IS POINTED OUT TO THEM

SOME SINNERS WILL BE SAVED

It’s said that one of two things will happen when the gospel is preached: either the Holy Spirit will convict the sinner: he will realize that he is lost in sin, needs a savior and will throw himself on the mercy of the Lord; or, the sinner will be greatly offended someone has pointed out his sin.

Usually, sinners are offended.  Usually.

Which is the reason the world works so hard to turn Christians into mutes who pass out out hugs instead of the gospel message.

God is Love” is one of the favorite messages of a sinful world.  It allows the sinner to continue in darkness.

The gospel offends the many who don’t repent and follow Jesus. An integral part of the gospel message is: All are sinners. All are lost.”  That is offensive to the many who are on the broad way to destruction; who agree with the world and it’s wisdom.

God is Love” doesn’t offend anyone.

Jesus is not Barney the purple dinosaur.

“Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.”
Matthew 10:34-36

“Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.”
Luke 12:51-53

Those are the words of Jesus; largely forgotten by a culture which stresses “God is Love.”  In the end times, the entire world will be united in error by an antichrist spirit of false, superficial “love” preached by the man of sin.

“…and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”
-–Revelation 13:7-8

Tolerance will be claimed as their highest ideal.  “Love” will be on their lips as they behead those who maintain the testimony of Jesus. Preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ will be a death sentence for this fleshly body–but it will be the key to eternal life.

“And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.”
Revelation 20:4

Even now, that message is being proclaimed by the enemies of God.

God loves people. God hates sin.  God is angry with sinners every day.

“The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.”
-–Psalm 5:5

“God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.”
-–Psalm 7:11

For better or for worse, every person will live eternally with the choices he has made. Those who believe on the Son are not appointed to God’s wrath but to eternal life through Jesus Christ. Those who “believeth not” suffer another end.“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”
John 3:36

God, the Perfect Judge will perfectly judge all sin.

God will also judge all those who did not tell the sinner he is dead in his sins.

Which, one suspects, includes most of the “God is Love” crowd.

Ezekiel 33:11 sums up God’s position nicely.

“Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel.”

These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,  An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,  A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.”
Proverbs 6:16-19

When someone tells the sinner he is in bondage to sin, the sinner will likely be offended.  Still, we are to tell him.  A few will be saved.  The rest will be offended.

Do You Know Jesus?

 

[Parts of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: July 31, 2014.]

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