Life is rough when you don’t have someone to sit in silence with.
To say that the Gospel is simply “Jesus died to save me from my sins so I can go to Heaven” means that the early Jewish population of the first century would have been thinking in this mindset (that is, needing salvation from sin and wanting to go to Heaven); otherwise, it would not have been good news for them. Needless to say, a cursory study of early Judaism and Christianity alike will provide evidence that this was not the case. Rather, it is more becoming to the scriptures to say that the Gospel was, in essence, a proclamation that “God is King, and this is what it looks like. Everything you were waiting for, every prophecy, every law, every hope and dream… It is all summed up in one word: Jesus. Nothing will ever be the same again, and this is your chance to be a part of something bigger than you could ever imagine. Everything is finally being put right.”
Imagine what the world would look like if that was the good news that Christians preached, especially this time of year…
”Did you know that there are 2.90 billion people that have never heard the Gospel? That is 40.7% of the people on the planet: that is almost half the people in the world. They do not have the opportunity to turn to God. They have no hope. I hate saying this, but they are going to hell.”
this kid was like 7 the last time I saw him and now suddenly he’s blogging about how we need to evangelize third world countries asap so they don’t go to hell where does the time go