EBible Fellowship Sunday Bible Study – 30-Nov-2008


by Robert Daniels


One thing that I want to look at is this very, very important command in God’s Word the Bible.  All of God’s commands are important; there is no commandment any less or greater than the others.  The whole Bible is God’s Word, God’s precepts, God’s commandments to us.  But especially this one, I was thinking about this particular command and it is a very familiar one.  In Matthew 28, God gives us a very, very important command in the Bible that we read in verses 18-20 of Matthew 28:

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

This is a very important command, especially in our day when we are so very close to the end of the world.  We know that, according to the Bible, God is still saving a great multitude of people in our day.  We do not know who they are, but we know that God is saving His elect from all over, from all nations, different races, you name it.  God is still on the throne and He is still saving a great number of people. 

It is a great privilege to be a part of this great command if you are a child of God.  God has commanded us to lay our lives down for our fellow man, and that is our priority if we are a child of God, if we want to obey this commandment and go into the world with the Gospel.  God has made all the provisions.  He has given us God’s Word, He has opened the doors, He has given us the radio waves, He has given us print media, and we are to go with the Gospel into the world. 

But you know, as we go with the Gospel, it is a great responsibility.  It is a great responsibility to make sure that the Gospel we are sharing with our fellow man is true, is faithful to God’s Word.  So we have to make sure that we are studying the Bible, that we know what we are sharing is the Gospel, because there are many false Gospels out there who claim that they are sharing the true Gospel also, and we know that God will never use a false Gospel to save someone.  You may see them flourishing in our day, but God is not blessing that because they are false Gospels. 

Let us look at Jeremiah 23.  God gives us warning here in Jeremiah 23.  We are going to start reading in verse 28, Jeremiah 23:28-30.  And here God is telling us, He is speaking about false prophets:

The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that hath my word, …

So we claim that we have the “Word of God” in our hand, we that hath God’s Word:

… let him speak my word faithfully. …

We are declaring the Gospel.  Make sure of what we are declaring.  We are saying, “Thus saith the Lord,” so we have to study; we have to do our homework.  If we are handing out a tract, make sure we read it and that the tract is faithful to God, that it is saying what God is saying and is not a false Gospel.  You see, here it says:

… and he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat? saith the LORD. Is not my word like as a fire? …

God is the judge.  In parts of the Bible, God tells us He is “a consuming fire.”  It continues:

… saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces? Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that steal my words every one from his neighbour.

So if you are not bringing a true Gospel, you are stealing God’s Word; you are a thief.  We have to make sure that the Gospel we are bringing is faithful.  It is the same thing He tells us in verse 21.  We are declaring, we are speaking God’s Word, and we have to do it faithfully.  We should not add or take away.  If you are bringing the Gospel of grace, make sure it is based on grace and not works.  You know, a lot of people marry grace and works together.  They have changed the grace of God into a works gospel.  So you have to make sure that you are being faithful.  And as I said, if you are bringing a false gospel, you are a thief, you are stealing God’s Word. 

Hold your hand in Jeremiah 23 and go over to John 10.  God picks up this idea of stealing God’s Word in John 10, the Gospel of John chapter 10 verse 1.  Here God tells us:

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not …

That word “not” there is very important:

… He that entereth not by the door …

And we know according to the Bible that Christ is the door; He is the Way.  There are others out there who are trying to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven through some other means.  That is another gospel, because if they are bringing another gospel it is another way.  We can never enter into the Kingdom of Heaven with a false gospel; it is another way: 

He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, …

They are trying to enter into the kingdom through another way:

… the same is a thief and a robber.

See how He ties this into Jeremiah 23?  God calls this person who has another gospel “a thief and a robber.”  Verses 2-4 say:

But he that entereth in by the door …

Because Christ is the door; He is the Way:

… is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the porter openeth; …

I believe the porter here is Christ Himself:

…and the sheep …

Which are us, His elect:

… hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, …

You see, when God saves us, we are saved individually.  It is an individual thing; it does not say it was a group.  Maybe two people in that family could be saved and the others are not.  Maybe the husband is saved and the wife is not saved.  Salvation is an individual thing with God.  It says here:

… he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.

See, when we hear truth, God’s people are going to know it because God has opened our spiritual eyes to truth.  And in verse 5, He says:

And a stranger will they not follow, …

Who is that stranger?  That person who is coming with a false gospel, they are “a stranger” because they have another gospel.  It has been my experience when you try to tell someone you are saved by grace, someone in a false gospel will say to you, “Yes, but you have to accept it, or you have to do this or you have to do that.”  They are “a stranger.”  From the moment we, the true believers, hear that, we know it is another gospel.  And it goes on in verse 5:

… but will flee from him: …

We will not have anything to do with that false gospel:

… for they know not the voice of strangers.

When we become a child of God, we become very sensitive to truth, very sensitive, because our spiritual eyes and ears are opened to the true Gospel and we will not follow another.  Immediately, we are going to know that a gospel is another gospel, and we will not follow that.  We will not even give it a second thought because we know it is another gospel. 

But back in Jeremiah 23, we read on in verse 31.  God tells us:

Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that use their tongues, and say, He saith.

As God gives us the command to go out into the world with the Gospel, make sure we are being faithful.  To say, “Thus saith the Lord,” when He did not say is terrible because we are lying.  We are saying God said something when He did not say it.  So that is why, as we obey this command to go out into the world with the Gospel, we have to make sure we are being faithful.  When we are saying, “Thus saith the Lord,” as we are handing out that tract, we are giving that tract a stamp of approval that we agree with what is inside that tract.  So we have to make sure whoever wrote that tract is being faithful.  We have to check that tract out by the Bible because God’s Word is our authority.  And yet a tract can be corrected, but you make sure that it is saying what God says.  And then verse 32 says:

Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the LORD, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, …

So it is another gospel; it is a lie.  This person is speaking lies because they are saying, “God saith it,” when He did not:

… and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the LORD.

Someone bringing a false gospel is not profiting the people, it is not bringing salvation, because God would never use a false gospel.  It is another gospel.  As we obey the command in Matthew 28 to go ye into the world with the Gospel, we have to make sure that we are being faithful carriers or teachers of the Bible.  It is very important because, as I just said, if we are bringing another gospel we are being “a thief and a robber,” and that will never save anyone.  When you are saying, “Thus saith the Lord,” it is serious stuff.  It is very, very important.  It is best if you do not understand something to say, “I do not know; I have to do my homework,” or whatever the case is.  If you just do not know, then you just do not know.  That is better than to answer the question and it is not correct, it is not what God says.

Let us look at another verse in Galatians; let us go over to Galatians 1.  Here the Apostle Paul under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit is telling us that the Gospel that he was bringing is not from his own mind, but it is from God.  As we read the Bible, God is speaking to us, but here we could see a little bit of it in verse 6.  In Galatians 1:6-7:

I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:

Another gospel.”  It is a false gospel if it is not truth from the Bible:

Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.

We “pervert the Gospel of Christ” by bringing “another gospel,” or as I said earlier, “grace over works” or “you have to do something” or, you know, in this big crusade you see people coming down the aisle and “today is your day,” and you hear the televangelist saying all these things.  I was told many years ago (I did not understand the Gospel), I walked up front and the pastor looked at me and said, “Today you are saved,” and that bothered me.  How did he know that?  This pastor is pronouncing to people that today they are saved, and you have the “hour of decision” that you have to do this or you have to do all these things.  

But no, you cannot save yourself.  You cannot decide when God should save you; you cannot do anything.  The Bible tells us that we are spiritually dead; we are under the wrath of God.  And there are these verses that God tells us and He paints a very ugly picture of us.  Read Romans 3, we are very familiar with these verses.  We are a dead corpse; “there is none that doeth good.”  And God goes on to tell us that “Salvation is of the Lord” in Jonah 2:9.  He has to draw me, He has to create a new heart within me, He has to do all of the work of saving me.  And yet there are many who are in the churches saying, “You have to do this.”  They do not understand what salvation is.  This is another gospel; they are perverting the Gospel.  So we have to make sure that as we obey the command we are not perverting the Gospel of Christ.  Galatians 1:8-10 says:

But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel …

So God is acknowledging that there is “another gospel” out there, a false gospel:

… unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

If we are bringing another gospel, we are not being faithful to the Bible and we are still under the curse of God, “let him be accursed.”  So it is very important that we are being faithful to God’s Word:

As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

And you know, one of the hallmarks of another gospel is what?  It caters to man; it caters to the flesh.  It gives me some control over when I decide to become saved.  That is what the false gospel does, it caters to man.  You know, the false gospel satisfies the flesh.  It is a gospel out there and all you have to do is come to repentance once a week and all is well.  You see, it caters to me.  Man loves that.  What man does is he brings God down to his level, and that is what mankind loves.  The false gospel makes you feel good, it gets you all worked up.  You see, the pastors are getting you worked up and you have control over it.  

But when you share with them the true Gospel, that no, God has to save you, then mankind now has become offended.  “You mean to tell me that I just have to beg like a beggar before God for salvation?”  Yes, that we have to wait upon Christ is what the Bible says.  We have to wait, we have to “quietly wait” upon God to act.  By nature we do not like that, and we will get into that a little bit later, that the true Gospel is an offense to mankind.  

Especially in our day when we are saying that we are only a few months away from the end of the world, many are offended by it.  They hide behind this verse, that no one can know the day or the hour.  It has been my experience as I share with people this verse, I say, “No, no, there is a lot more to that,” but they do not want to hear it.  “Who are you to know this?”  They are greatly offended, and many whom you thought should know better are offended.  They are offended that you are declaring that we are only a few months away from the end of the world.  Mankind does not like that, because you know why?  He has all these dreams here.  His aspirations, his dreams, his life is here, and you mean to tell him that it is being cut short in a few months?  Many people do not like that, and how sad that is.  He will say, “Oh Lord, I love You.  Come, oh Lord Jesus, come.”  But when you are getting into the timing of the end, he is offended, he is offended. 

There are many who know this information, but they are ashamed of it; they do not want to speak about it.  It is a part of the Gospel, is it not?  It is a part of the Gospel that you have to warn mankind that judgment day is almost here.  What good does it do if you know this information and you are not sharing it?  It is our command from God in Matthew 28 to go into the world with the Gospel, and you are going to go with the warning of judgment day, are you not?  We have to go with sin and righteousness and judgment to come.  We have to tell the people the truth.  Say what the Bible says and do not draw back. 

Yes, you are going to be laughed at, you are going to look like you are an idiot.  “How come you know it and the rest of the world does not know it?”  But I have seen times where I have shared it with people, and boy, you had better run for cover because they get you and they laugh at you.  You cannot put up with a little bit of ridicule?  It is par for the course.  Whether you are speaking about the grace of God or judgment or whatever, you are going to be hassled, you are going to be mocked, you are going to be laughed at.  In your own family, maybe, they will not have anything to do with you.  They think you are crazy, that you have lost your mind, or they just totally block you out.  “If you are going to talk about this around here, just do not come around,” or things like that. 

So it is par for the course when you are bringing the Gospel; mankind is going to react that way when you are sharing the true Gospel.  But you should not be deterred by that because it is expected.  If you are sharing “another gospel,” a false gospel, everyone will love you, they will love you.  You tell them that Jesus loves everyone.  “Oh, He loves me too?  Wow.”  That is what man wants to hear.  He wants to hear that type of gospel.  But the Bible does not teach that, that God loves everyone.  The percentage of people that are truly saved is very small.  

God tells us in other parts of the Bible that we are sent out as sheep among wolves (Matthew 10:16).  Mankind is not going to welcome you with open arms.  You are coming with some terrible news and man does not want to be reminded of it; he does not want to hear it.  We are coming with some terrible news that judgment day is almost here.  We have to declare it because it is part of that command to go into the world with the Gospel.  We are going to tell the world that they are in trouble with God and that judgment day is almost here.

Let us look at an example; Christ is our perfect example.  Turn over to Luke, the book of Luke, and we are going to look at chapter 2, the Gospel of Luke chapter 2.  Christ is our perfect example, and as He brought the Gospel, was He well received?  If you are a child of God, God tells us in the Bible what to expect as we are declaring the Gospel faithfully. 

As you read through the Gospels, you see the Jews, the scribes, and the Pharisees and what Christ went through.  They were chasing Him all over the place trying to kill Him.  Should we expect any different?  No.  Well, in our land we do not have to worry about someone killing us.  But you are going to be hassled, you are going to have doors slammed.  You go door to door and you will get the door slammed in your face.  You are going to be laughed at.  

Remember, before God brought judgment upon Sodom and Gomorrah, when Lot went to his sons-in-law and he told them that this place was going to be destroyed?  “This is one of the most ridiculous ideas.”  What did his sons-in-law do?  They mocked.  They laughed at him, but he was right.  God did destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, we read in Genesis 19:22-25. 

When you think about in Noah’s day, come on, people are people.  Were they changed much back then?  No.  It was one of the most ridiculous ideas that this flood was coming.  And you mean to tell me (I do not know the population back then, but it was probably several hundred thousand people or more; I do not know) and for how many years?  Maybe there was no water around to float this big ship.  The Bible says it was 450 feet long, three stories high, and over the years as he built it, the word got around all over.  “This is one of the most ridiculous ideas,” but yet he was right. 

And it is the same thing in our day.  We are declaring that we are a few months away, and who is listening?  Who cares?  The world is still going on; it is still functioning.  What is man’s concern today?  Economic things or this or that.  He is bogged down in it.  When people’s pocketbooks are hurting, what do they want to hear?  Do they want to hear the Gospel?  Of course not.  But you see, we should not be deterred by that.  If you are a child of God, you should not be distracted by anything.  You have to be steadfast; we are focused on “heavenly things” and “spiritual things,” not what is going on around us.  Because there is something way, way, infinitely more important than what is going on in our world today.  Judgment day is almost here.  But here, Christ as He brought the Gospel in Luke 2, here we see Christ was born.  Let us read in verses 7-10; it is speaking about the birth of Christ:

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

Christ is the Gospel, the good news is the Gospel, and that is what we desperately need to hear.  Christ came into the world—He is the Gospel—to bring the Gospel and to be the Gospel.  And it says in verse 11:

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

This is the good news.  We are declaring to the world the good news that man now can have a right relationship with Christ.  He has made it possible now for us to come from under His condemnation because He is the only one who could do it.  So this is the good news we are bringing to the world.  Christ is the Gospel and He came into the world with it to share with mankind that there is a way of escape from hell itself.  It goes on in verses 13-14:

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

So here, Christ came into the world to be the Gospel and He came to bring the Gospel.  Turn over to Luke 4; we are going to look at Christ a little bit.  One of the first things after He was baptized by John the Baptist in Luke 4, one of the first things to happen to Christ was that He was tested.  In Luke 4:1-2, He says:

And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.

So you see, here He was tested.  First thing after He was baptized, He was tested. 

Let us move on a little bit further, and let us go over to the Gospel of John.  The Gospel of John chapter 1 is here speaking about Christ again; let us read verses 10-11.  Remember, Christ is our example.  As we see, He came into the world with the good news, the Gospel, and was He well received?  Here we read in John 1:10-11:

He was in the world, and the world was made by him, …

Christ is the Creator, God.  He made the world:

… and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

He was not well received unto his own.  He came out of the nation of Israel, the Jews.  He was a Jewish carpenter (and there are other verses to that, but I am just building a little background here).  As He started, He came into the world and He was not well received.  

So, as we go out into the world, mankind is not going to welcome us with open arms.  He will not.  I know many of you hand out tracts.  Some people take it and some people turn around and curse at you.  Mankind does not want to hear it, they do not want to be reminded of it, because the Word of God judges us, it judges us.  And from the moment they see the tracts Does God Love You or Did God Die for You, they get very offensive.  But if you are handing something else out, they will take it; just as long as it has nothing to do with God, they will take it.  But from the moment they see the title of “God,” and no matter where you go in the world, there are those who curse you, they will hassle you, they will cause trouble.  They do not want to hear the Gospel. 

Let us look at another verse in John 5.  Turn over to the Gospel of John chapter 5.  We are going to start reading in verses 15; we will pick up the context in verse 15:

The man departed, …

Remember the “impotent man”?  God healed the impotent man and He told him to “take up thy bed, and walk.”  But let us pick it up in verses 15-16:

The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole. And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, …

He is persecuted:

… and sought to slay him, …

Remember “He came unto His own,” and this is what they are trying to do.  He is sharing the Gospel, He is doing all these wonderful things, and yet you see their mindset that they were trying “to slay him”:

… because he had done these things on the sabbath day.

Let us read on a little bit further.  In verses 17-18:

But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work. Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.

They were right in making that statement—Christ is God.  But do you see what they were trying to do?  As Christ was bringing the Gospel, they were seeking to kill Him.  We should not expect any less, because we are carriers of the Gospel; we are servants of Christ.  And as we bring the true Gospel, we are going to be hassled or mocked or laughed at, and maybe in some countries you can be killed for the sake of the Gospel. 

Turn over to another account in John 15; it is the same idea there.  And as you read through the Gospels you can see the same thing.  In John 15:18-25 (we are going to break right into the middle of that chapter), God is going to speak about how the world is going to hate us, it is going to hate us.  Here in verse 18, we read:

If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

So actually, the hate is not directed towards you really.  It is God that mankind is hating when they totally reject the Gospel.  So we should not be offended when we are trying to share the Gospel with someone (you are not going to force it on someone, but you share the Gospel), and they totally walk away from it.  Really, they are walking away from God because the Bible is the “Word of God.”  In verse 19:

If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

See, we are chosen of God out of this world, and as we are bringing the Gospel, God tells us here that the world is going to hate us.  Families are going to be divided.  The Bible is a sword and it cuts.  So do not start feeling sorry for yourself if this happens to you, if you are treated as an outcast or whatever the case might be.  It is expected.  Verses 20-21:

Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. …

And we are not:

… If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me.

God is preparing us to tell us, as we go into the world with the Gospel, these things are going to happen to us.  So when it does happen, we should not be shocked or surprised that it is happening.  Verses 22-23:

If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin. He that hateth me hateth my Father also.

It is plain as day.  As you are faithful to God’s Word in bringing the true Gospel, particularly in our day, talking about how the end of the world is at hand and is in sight, oh boy, the laughs go up. 

I remember sharing the Gospel with a coworker of mine.  I tell you, she laughed so hard at me and she was trying to build consensus on her part.  So what she did was she saw a doctor passing by, and I am sitting in the lunchroom, and she called the doctor over—“Come here, doctor, Robert said the world is going to end in 2011”—and she started laughing.  And another nurse went by and she called the nurse over, and she is just getting the consensus on her side, and she laughed so hard at me.  What could I say?  And everyone that goes by, she is calling them in there and telling them, “Robert said this; Robert said the world is going to end in 2011,” and she was just laughing.  I tell you, I think I probably made her day. 

She just did not buy it; she did not want to hear it.  Everyone she saw, she called them, and before you know it, a whole bunch of people were in the lunchroom and I was sitting there all by myself and everyone was looking at me like someone bumped me on the head.  They were looking at me like, “Robert, are you alright?”  I said, “Yes, it is in the Bible.”  They just looked at me like, “What happened to you?” 

But all this is going to happen, it is going to happen.  You do not back down.  You say yes and you stand there.  And some people are ashamed to say it to people, but we have to tell the world of the coming day. 

Look at Ezekiel.  Remember that familiar passage in Ezekiel 33?  We ought not to be ashamed of the Gospel of Christ.  Remember, it is going to happen to us as we speak about these things.  Let us read a few of these verses—it is a very familiar passage in the Bible, we are very familiar with it.  Ezekiel 33, and I will start reading in verses 1-2.  Here we read:

Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, …

Here we are saying unto our neighbor, to the world:

… When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman:

Remember, we are watchmen.  If we are a child of God and are truly born again, we are watchmen.  And what a watchman does, they see the enemy approaching and they have to warn the people.  That is what our job is; we have to warn the people that judgment day is almost here.  Now you cannot make them listen, you cannot stick the Gospel down anyone’s throat, but we are going to warn them.  Verses 3-4: 

If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people; Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.

That is what we ought to do as we are bringing the Gospel: warn the world that judgment day is almost here.  And we tell them there is a way of escape, because we have to give a balanced view of the Gospel.  We have to give a balanced view; we have to tell people about their sins and God’s mercy and God’s grace, and so forth.  We warn them of the wrath to come and the terrible danger that they are in, that if they die in their sin, it is over, and when the Lord comes on that day, salvation is no longer possible.  Here in verse 5, He says:

He heard the sound of the trumpet, …

That person, he heard it.  He heard the warning that judgment day is almost here:

He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; …

See, he heard that judgment day is here—2011 is almost here—but he totally dismissed it.  He did not listen to the warning.  God says:

… his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.

We hear the warning.  We become frightened in our soul, and who do we go to?  To Christ, and we plead for mercy as the Ninevites did.  It might be that God will turn and leave a blessing of salvation behind to this person.  Verse 6:

But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, …

We are supposed to be watchmen, and we are not blowing the warning of judgment, we are not doing it.  It says:

… and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.

Verse 7 says:

So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.

The Bible came from the very mouth of Christ, did it not?  We have to warn the world that the end is here.  And as we obey the command in Matthew 28, we have to be faithful.  Remember what God tells us in Jeremiah 23?  Faithful; that a person be faithful as they are bringing the Gospel of Christ. 


Q. [Inaudible]

A. Romans 1:16, let us read it:

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: …

And we should not be.  If we see that we draw back, that we are ashamed to speak about the Gospel to people, then we have to honestly examine ourselves: 

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.

We should never be ashamed of the Gospel.  It is expected that mankind is going to mock and laugh and think that we are crazy, or whatever the case is, but it is par for the course.