The Real Value of the Gospel

The Gospel, or Glad Tidings, is the most wonderful news, yet the current world has so many preachers of different ideas, whose doctrines are different even though they claim they are based on the Bible.  One may wonder why we have so many churches and sects yet the Bible is just one. So people are confused and give up searching for the Truth.

Since the fall of mankind in the Garden of Eden, God planned a way of reconciliation with the human race.  Eventually He sent His only begotten son so that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16).  God, the Creator of the universe and the controller of all that happens on earth, is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent, therefore if we want a share in His Kingdom, we should worship Him in spirit and truth and live according to His will.

Some theological scholars argue about whether God answers prayer or not.  My answer to them is that God does answer prayer, no matter how long it takes.  An atheist once said that God does not answer the prayers of all, but just a few people.  But there is the case of a certain young Christian who was leading a righteous life and God blessed him with a lot of wealth.  Eventually he forgot his Creator; not bearing in mind that all his belongings came from Almighty God. So the things we pray for may not always be for our ultimate good.

The gospel gives us hope beyond the grave.  It transforms us to immortality in the Kingdom of God which Jesus is about to establish here on earth.  Therefore we should not give up the habit of reading the word of God which builds us spiritually and inspires us.  We should also be passing the gospel on to others who do not know the Good News (gospel) and therefore cannot bear fruit for Almighty God (Psalms 96: 7-13).

Bro. Samuel Wanga (Nakuvu, Kenya)

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