Ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ?
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
– Romans 1:16 –
Ecumenicism is sweeping through churches today and is rendering them impotent. If churches won’t stand for God’s truth, who is going to?
Romans 1:16 – “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
Today unfortunately many churches and their people ARE ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. There are many people and churches that profess to believe the Word of God, but think that they must improve on the Gospel to make it more palatable to people. They think that God couldn’t possibly have meant that we should actually tell people to avoid sin, to hold fast to the doctrines of God, and that the Word of God is the only standard of truth. They don’t believe these things.
There are lots of churches that think they know better than God, so they will “improve” the clear teachings of the Word of God and make it more agreeable to people. They think that they know what will “resonate” with people better than God does. May God have mercy on them.
Churches that are ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ are not actually churches, they are just meeting halls and social clubs. This is why Christianity is so weak right now; because the Word of God is being compromised, and because people think that the Word of God needs to be improved, and they know just how to improve it… make it more agreeable to everybody.
God knows who is a true believer in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and who has a feigned faith.
Revelation 14:12 – “Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”