I've heard Christians say that they have been praying twenty, thirty or fory years for this or that person to be saved. Just recently a Christian lady invited me to a prayer rally. The question that begs to be asked is have you told them the good news? For a person becomes saved the instant they believe on Christ after we preach the gospel to them (Jn 6.47, Acts 16.31, Rom 10.14, 1 Cor 1.21 & 4.15).
All we can do, and must do, for another to be saved is preach the gospel to them. For it is God's power to save every one that believes when we tell it to them in person with our mouth (Rom 1.16, Eph 6.19-20 & Col 4.3-4). But the gospel is not being preached as it ought to be. The evangelicals have replaced it by their 'plan of salvation' which can only be preached from a pulpit. Catholics, on the other hand, don't believe in preaching the gospel with their mouths. St Francis of Assisi said, "Preach the gospel to every creature. If necessary use words."
Because the gospel is not being preached as it ought to be the whole world continues to lie in wickedness (1 Jn 5.19 & 1.3)! The gospel - "Christ died for our sins, he was buried, and he rose again the third day (1 Cor 15. 3-4)." is God's only way of salvation when we tell it to another, "For it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching (the gospel, Mk 16.15) to save them that believe (1 Cor 1.21b). Radio, TV, internet and bible tracts aren't needed (See MAN-UP on www.preach-the-gospel.org).
When we confess Christ before men he confesses us before his Father in heaven, but when we deny him he denies before his Father in heaven (Mt 10.32). Whoever is ashamed of him, Christ will be ashamed of when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels (Mk 7.38). Confessing Christ is so important that our salvation and the salvation of the world rests upon it (See Rom 10.9).
Sure, we must pray: but above all we must tell! For telling another the good news gives them the opportunity to believe on Christ and be saved.
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