Home | Archives | Guest Book | Links | churches of Christ | Contact Us
Plan of Salvation
 | Correspondence Course | Daily Bible Reading | Store | World Evangelism
Gospel Gazette Online logo

Serving an international
readership with the
Old Jerusalem Gospel
via the Internet.

Vol.  10  No. 6 June 2008  Page 5
powered by FreeFind
Current Issue: Go to Page 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20

Ernest Underwood

A Moment of Reflection

Are You Ashamed of the Gospel?

By Ernest S. Underwood

    The apostle Paul stated in Romans 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.” A question: Are you ashamed of the Gospel or of any part of it. For instance, are you ashamed:

  • Of the Christ whom the Gospel proclaims? Of His claims to be the Son of God? Of His virgin birth? Of any of His commands?
  • Of the Gospel message? It is God’s power to save, yet many are ashamed to preach it, choosing rather to preach feelings, men’s doctrines, and some would rather tell deathbed stories than to preach the Gospel.
  • Of the plan of salvation outlined in the Gospel? In that plan, God has ordained that if one desired to be saved from past sins with the hope of heaven, he must believe, repent of past sins, confess Christ as Lord and be baptized for the remissions of sins. Many are ashamed to preach and follow this simple plan.
  • Of the hope which the Gospel offers. It nothing short of amazement that some people are actually ashamed to admit that they want to go to heaven when life is over.

    Are you ashamed of ANY of these things? If so, shame on you!

Are You In or Out?

By Ernest S. Underwood

    Did you ever notice how in His Word God does not do anything on what we might call a scale of 1 to 10? With Him it is either/or. Jesus taught that one is either for Him or against Him. He stated that one is either on the road that leads to life, or the road that leads to destruction. One is either building on the Rock or he is building on the sand. To God, a thing is either good or evil, and He warns about calling evil good. In each of these, we notice that there is no neutral or middle ground.

    There is yet another example. One is either in Christ or dead in his sins. Either he is in the place where God adds the saved or he is on the outside. In Revelation 22:14-15 it is written, “Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.”

    Where are you? Can you go the Scriptures and show by them that you are where they tell you that you should be?

Current Issue: Go to Page 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20