Share the Good News

My son-in-law and I enjoy discussing theology and church history whenever we get together. He (and my grandchildren, of course) are visiting this week from New Mexico, so I have enjoyed our evening chats on the front porch while we watch the sun go down. This week we have been discussing the hyper (or high-) Calvinist theology. The short version is that they believed God had already decided who would be saved, and it was pointless (at best) or a rejection of God’s sovereignty (at worst) to interfere by sharing the Gospel.

However, we know—from Chist’s own words—that it is not only our responsibility to share the Gospel. In fact, it is a command from our Lord, Himself.

In Matthew 28, Jesus tells His disciples (and us): 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” He repeats this command shortly before the ascension in Acts 1:8, But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Regardless of your view on predestination or the election of the saints, we don’t get to decide whether we should share the good news of salvation. The results are not our responsibility, the sharing is.

As Paul pointed out, (Romans 10:14) “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?

Share the good news. It’s what we’re here on this earth to do.

In Him,
Hal