"The key to understanding the Bible is to look for Jesus in the Bible. Jesus is the hero of the Bible. If you read the Bible and don't find Jesus, re-read it! The Bible has one hero, His name is Jesus; one villain, that is Satan; one problem, that is sin; one solution, that is salvation. That is what the Bible is all about." -Dr. Adrian Rogers

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Why Jesus Said “Go…Preach!”

There is none that seeketh after God.
Romans 3:11

Have you ever heard someone say something like the following: “Everyone, down deep in his heart, is searching and longing for God”? We’ve all heard that, right? I know I have. In fact, I heard it preached to hundreds of students just a few short hours ago. However, God has put me here to tell you today that that statement is a lie straight from Hell. Anyone who has ever read Romans 3:11 knows that is true. When the Bible says, “There is none that seeketh after God,” it truly means that there has never been nor will there ever be any unsaved person who is looking for God in any way, shape, or form; therefore Jesus said, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15).

If every person, in his own way down deep in his heart, is searching and longing for God, then tell me why John 3:19 says, “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” Maybe it’s just me, but it seems as though this verse is saying that, even after God had made a personal appearance in the form of the Man Jesus Christ, we turned Him away because we loved our sin more. Now don’t you think if every man were truly searching for God that, if He came to them, they would embrace Him? After all, they’re supposedly searching for Him with all of their heart, right? Wrong! “There is none that seeketh after God,” because “their deeds [are] evil.”

Since there are none who seek after God, we must seek them. That’s why we have the Great Commission to “go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). For it’s just like one very wise man once said, “You don't find God—He's not lost. You are, and He finds you.”

If you are out there today and you do not know Jesus as Lord, my guess is that you are running from Him; not to Him. Therefore, I’m pleading with you today to stop in your tracks, turn around, fall on your face before Him, turn from all sin, and acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord. If you will do that today, He will save you today and keep you saved forever.

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