We must believe that God raised Christ from the dead, but we also have to confess it to others. Confess (homologeo in Greek) means to profess or preach the gospel.
"Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead (Jas 2.19-20)? The work is that there are seven billion people on the face of the earth that we must preach the gospel to before Christ returns to take us to be with him forever (Jas 1.22-25, Mt 24.14 and 1 Thes 4.13-18). Meanwhile we turn our nation and the world right-side up (SeeIMAGINE on www.preach-the-gospel.org).
To preach the gospel simply ask others if they have heard the good news (Gospel means good news.) and tell them - "Christ died for our sins, he was buried, and he rose in three days (1 Cor 15.3-4)." Practically speaking we must teach others to tell the good news after we preach it to them. Otherwise there is no multiplication (See Tell Others on www.preach-the-gospel.org).
Unless we disciple them that believe to preach the gospel they become hearers only, deceiving their own selves (Jas 1.22-25). This is what is happening in today's churches because they aren't being taught what the gospel is or how to preach it (See Mt 15.8, 9 & 14 and Mk 7.7, 9 & 13). Furthermore, if we don't tell the good news to others we become unequally yoked together with unbelievers and there will be no fellowship between us and them (See 2 Cor 6.14-15 & 1 Jn 1.3 ).
Telling others the good news allows them to believe on Christ and be born into God's family whereas before they were dead in their trespasses and sin (Eph 2.1) (See ZOMBIES on www.preach-the-gospel.org). It's a big task, for "the whole world lies in wickedness (1 Jn 5.19)."
Even the devils believe (Jas 2.19&20) but we must do more than believe. We must also tell the good news and teach others to do so (Mk 16.15 & Mt 28.20).
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