The Lord Jesus said, “The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest” (Matt. 9:37,38); and, “Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest” (Jn. 4:35); and, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mk. 16:15). Believers in the Lord Jesus Christ have the true Gospel! But how few are actually making it known! Our Lord gave His great commission: “Go into all the world…” We have sound literature available: Gospel tracts, which can be distributed by their thousands; Bibles; good books. But how many Christians actually make use of these tools? Do you, dear Christian reader? Do you seek opportunities to engage in conversation with the lost, and share the Gospel with them? You should! Do you carry Gospel leaflets in your briefcase, or your handbag, or your pockets, to pass out to the lost? You should! You have the truth! You have the message of eternal life! Yet the tracts lie unused, and your lips remain sealed. Will the devil’s emissaries put you to shame?
Look at what these zealous Papists do: “Like the Apostles, they go out together in twos, with a beautiful life-like statue of the Blessed Mother, audio-visual presentations, and books. Visiting homes, schools and parishes, they are contacting thousands of people every month.”
These Roman Catholic devotees are zealously propagating their false gospel! The “Jehovah’s Witnesses” cultists are zealously propagating their false gospel too! So are the Mormons, and so are so many other blinded, lost souls! Yet what is the Christian army doing? Where is the missionary zeal which animated the apostles?
The letter goes on: “But there is more. They are also defending the Church [i.e. the “Church” of Rome] in times of crisis, and bravely attacking the worst moral evils threatening our times. These are people determined never to give in!”
These fanatical Papists are defending their false “church”. True Christians should be doing the same for the true Gospel and the true Church! Paul wrote, “I am set for the defence of the gospel” (Phil. 1:17). Jude wrote, “ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints” (Jude v.3). Not only are Christians to spread the Gospel, they are also to defend it against its many enemies! We are at war! It is a spiritual war, and it is vicious. Each and every Christian is to play his part in this holy warfare, using the Word of God like the two-edged sword it is, wielding it in defence of the truth!
Let us expose this wicked religious institution for the satanic counterfeit which it is, and preach the glorious Gospel of the grace of God to its lost, deceived millions.
8 December 2005
Shaun Willcock is a minister of the Gospel, and lives in South Africa. He runs Bible Based Ministries. For other articles, as well as details about his books, tapes, pamphlets, etc., please visit the Bible Based Ministries website.
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