“Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people.”Jude 1:3 NIVuk
“For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. 2 Corinthians 5:14 NIVUK
“For when I preach the gospel, I cannot boast, since I am compelled to preach. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!” 1 Corinthians 9:16 NIVUK
Why bother to rise up and preach the gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ when even most people would rather have you shut up? Why inconvenience yourself with the risk of being called names and tagged with all kinds of insults when the alternative to remain silent and save your ‘reputation’ is so easy? Let me tell you why.
It’s called ‘compulsion by the love of God’. It’s all about love. You are moved by the love of God and the love of your friends, your relatives, and by love for even those who hate and despise you, to warn of imminent danger and to announce the good news of the way of escape from this same danger.
You are urged by love to urgently let others know that the whole world stands under divine condemnation because of rebellion against God.
You are urged by love to tell people that no one is innocent, everyone is already under God’s judgment but that by trusting in Jesus Christ as Saviour, anyone can escape God’s wrath that is already actively effective upon all of humanity.
You are compelled by love to let people know that there is no other way of escape because only Jesus Christ was purposely killed as a sacrifice to take away our sins. Only Jesus Christ was powerfully raised again from the dead by God’s mighty hand as proof and as vindication that Jesus Christ is approved by God, as His one only Son with power over life and death.
You are urged to urgently let people know that this same Jesus Christ has been appointed once and for all to raise up and give eternal life to all those who put their faith and trust in Him and to all who will listen to and obey Him.
That some people should not want to listen to you, or that some people believe that you speak of far-fetched ideas, or that some people take personal exception and offence to your message of love as compelled by God, is just a temporary insignificant inconvenience when compared to the loss and tragedy awaiting everyone who refuses to incline the ear, take heed, carefully consider, concur and fully comply with this unique and great opportunity to be saved from God’s anger and judgment against the world’s sin and rebellion.
Are you motivated enough to let others hear about what Jesus Christ has done for everyone?
If not, why not get on with checking out what is really happening to humanity? Do not immunise yourself against God’s message of salvation through Jesus Christ.
Get truly saved and help to save your loved ones and others today!