Monday, May 9, 2016

THE MAJORITY RULES OR DO THEY?  by steve finnell

There are five billion on the earth today who reject Jesus as the Messiah. Does that prove that Jesus is not the Christ? No, it does not. The majority does not rule.

2 Thessalonians 1:7-8 and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, 8 in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. (NKJV)

Yes, you must obey the gospel. How do men obey the gospel? 1. You must believe (John 3:16.) 2 You must repent (Acts 2:38, Acts 3:19.) 3. You must confess (Romans 10:9.) 4. You must be immersed in water Acts 2:38, Mark 16:16.)

There are millions who deny that water baptism is essential in order to be saved. Does that view invalidate God's word? No, it does not.

Romans 10:16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, "Lord who has believed our report?" (NKJV)

Yes, the gospel has to be obeyed.

Millions believe that men are saved by grace alone or faith only. Does that render obeying the gospel null and void? No, it does not.

1 Peter 4:17 For the time has come for judgement to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God? (NKJV)

Yes, the gospel has to be obeyed. The apostle Peter preached the gospel on the Day of Pentecost. (Acts 2:22-41) Peter preached Jesus as a miracle worker, as being resurrected from the dead, and as both Lord and Christ. When the three thousand believe Peter, he told them to repent and be baptized so they could have their sins forgiven and then they would receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Most people reject the sermon that Peter preached. Does that mean that what the apostle Peter preached was wrong? No, it does not.

Acts 5:32 "And we are His witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit  whom God has given to those who obey Him." (NKJV)

God gives the Holy Spirit to those who obey the gospel of Christ.

Matthew 7:13-14 :Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate  and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 "Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. (NKJV)

Heaven will not be crowded.

The majority does not rule on earth or in heaven. God rules.        

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