Can Christians Be Good And Not Share The Gospel?

“When I say to the wicked, ‘O wicked man, you will surely die,’ and you do not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require from your hand. “But as for you, if you on your part warn a wicked man to turn from his way and he does not turn from his way, he will die in his iniquity, but you have delivered your life….. “Say to them, ‘As I live!’ declares Lord Yahweh, ‘I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn back, turn back from your evil ways! Why then will you die, O house of Israel?’ “Now as for you, son of man, say to the sons of your people, ‘The righteousness of a righteous man will not deliver him in the day of his transgression, and as for the wickedness of the wicked, he will not stumble because of it in the day when he turns from his wickedness; whereas a righteous man will not be able to live by his righteousness on the day when he commits sin.‘” Ezekiel 33:8-9, 11-12 LSB


The Scripture is clear that unless a man is born again, he cannot enter God’s kingdom. The Word of God, which has been given to us to reveal the ways of God so that we can prepare ourselves for meeting God, is clear that no one is righteous before God. All have sinned and fallen short of His requirements. All people everywhere need a Savior, and Jesus alone is God’s appointed Savior, for He alone is God. Jesus, after dying for the sins of humanity as the sacrifice for all humankind, commissioned His followers to make known the good news that God is willing to pardon all people everywhere for all the sins they have ever committed against Him. This is the mission of every Christian, the Great Commission. Our vocation is to pay for our occupation, which is the building of His kingdom upon the earth as it is in heaven. Failure to engage in this work by the Christian is a failure to warn the wicked of their awful destiny. It is a failure to love others as we love for ourselves, for who of us wants to live in hell, suffering in torment forever away from God and those we have loved? Can we be righteous before God and disobedient to the work God has commanded us to do? We have one purpose, for we all have one destiny. We shall all meet God. Those who obey God will live forever with God, but God will forever condemn those who deny God. The response to the gospel, which is the power of salvation for all men, determines a man’s destiny. The Christian must share that gospel with every person until every person hears, believes, and receives Jesus as Savior and Lord so that no one perishes, but all come to everlasting life.

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