The Gospel is Hidden to Those who are Lost

Hidden Gospel

But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost”
2 Corinthians 4:3

THE HIDDEN GOSPEL

The gospel of Jesus Christ is the power of God unto salvation. The gospel of Jesus Christ is also a very-little known part of the modern churches.

This past week, various people (who are members of churches) were randomly asked to tell about the gospel. Sadly, this informal survey revealed FEW who even knew what the gospel was.

And if they do not know the gospel, they cannot preach it as commanded.

The gospel is hid to them that are lost.  Which is why the overwhelming majority of church-goers don’t have a clue what the gospel is.

A FEW OBSERVATIONS

A few thoughts about the good news (gospel) of salvation through Jesus Christ.

1- Christians are commanded to preach (share) the gospel “to every creature.”

2- Jesus said that when He was crucified, He would draw all men to Him.

3- Men are saved by the gospel: it is the “power of God unto salvation to everyone who believeth.”

4- Once saved, the gospel of Jesus Christ is the power of God. Until one is saved (i.e., while lost),  the gospel is foolishness.

5- Though the gospel will be preached “in all the world,” and though all men will be drawn to Jesus, He said that only a “few” will believe and be saved.

6- IF any man wants eternal salvation, God will grant him his desire.

7- Christians are to preach the gospel because it “pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.”

8- Still, though many hear the gospel, few respond to its message of eternal salvation through Jesus Christ. Truly, the gospel of Jesus Christ–the only way of eternal salvation–is hid to those who perish.

“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.”
1 Corinthians 1:18

In this whole equation, the only part believers have any control over is preaching the gospel.

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: December 29, 2015.]

THE GOSPEL

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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