The Most Neglected Parts of the Gospel (Part 2-2): Who We Are Before God.

As earlier mentioned the three popular Gospel presentations lacked any detail on God, and also the tracts and booklets earlier described. But not only the former lacked any truth on God but anemic on the issue of sin. All three tracts made only simple statements that we’re sinners as we’ve broken God’s laws, using Romans 3:23 and 6:23.

It is understandable that information needs to be short because in street evangelism not everyone has the time to listen but only the time to receive tracts, but again, a great many believers were only taught those and not anything else.

The Sign of Genuine Conversion.

If you’re familiar with the Four Spiritual Laws, you should already recognize that the second law is already being discussed, though partially in Part 1. Sinners are not saved by their decision alone, and it is more than mere intellectual acceptance of facts and notions.

The Bible says that godly sorrow works repentance (2 Corinthians 7:10), Now how can we convince unbelievers how depraved they really are and the justness of eternal punishment unless they know who they are before God?

To do that, they must be compared to Him through the laws of God (Romans 2:17-24). The following video done by Ray Comfort does that very well through “The Way of the Master” presentation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZdv-TtiMkg&list=PL26524DA9664D92C5&index=16

Ray used the 10 Commandments as did Jesus in Matthew 5:17-48, and asked him if he had broken any of the commandments listed. If the person said yes to any, then give him the honest truth about his eternal state: that by his own admission he is guilty, and will be judged before a holy and just God.

The Beneficial Effects of Knowing Self.

When God is sufficiently taught, it gives the exposition of the law greater impact for they’re not just sinning against someone and the scriptures, but God Himself (Psalms 51:4). And when they have realized their total depravity (Genesis 8:21, 5:12-16, & 8:6-7), they will know three things:

1. How guilty they are before God (Romans 3:9-18)
2. Their total inability to save themselves (Matthew 19:16-26 & Romans 3:19-20)
3. Their sheer need for the savior

And when they’re introduce Jesus, if they truly believe, they will not just say “Yes” they will embrace Him with thankfulness, The life, death, and resurrection of Christ will be most magnificent to them because of the price He paid… knowing how deserving they really are for eternal damnation.

And when they’re saved they will love Him all the more:

47 Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.
– Luke 7

19 We love him, because he first loved us.
– 1 John 4

Resources.

The Way of the Master, pioneered by Ray Comfort, is one of the best way to share the Gospel. He does not go into detail who God is but what he shared of God is enough because he presented God as the just judge who must punish the guilty.

The following is a link to resources you can use to help in your effort to share the Gospel:

https://www.livingwaters.com/outreach/way-of-the-master/

Another resources you can use are books authored by Paul Washer which is already introduced on Part 1.

Published by a.israelthomas

A Protestant Christian whose mission is to defend the Gospel, the fundamentals of the Faith, and to reach the lost for their salvation. The Icon that I'm using conveys multiple purposes of a Christian believer. The sword represents our mission to evangelize; not through force of arms, but through the truth of the word of God (Psalm 19:7-9). The shield represents our obligation to defend the truths of the scriptures and the confessions of the faith (1 Peter 3:15). Lastly, the wings represents the grace, love, gentleness, and care we must show and give to each other as brothers and sisters in the Lord, and everyone else around us - to the righteous and to the unrighteous - as God has loved us (Ephesians 2:2-3 & 1 John 4:19). IMAGE SOURCE: Sword Shield FreeImg.com https://freepngimg.com/png/32238-sword-shield/icon

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