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MUST THE WHOLE

WORLD HEAR?

Lesson 13 for September 26, 2015

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be

saved. (Acts 16:31)

WILL ONLY CHRISTIANS BE


This is the stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become
the chief cornerstone. NorSAVED?
is there salvation in any other, for there is
no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be
saved. (Acts 4:11-12)

Peter explained that Jesus is the only way to


salvation. It may seem like only Christians
may reach salvation.
Some denominations believe salvation may
only
beother
foundhand,
at their
church.
On the
Peter
also said, In truth I
perceive that God shows
no partiality. But in every
nation whoever fears
Him and works
righteousness is
accepted by Him. (Acts
10:34-35).
If there are people who
fear God and do

COULD SOMEONE BE SAVED


IF HE OR SHE DIDNT FIND
For when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do the things in
the law, these, although notJESUS?
having the law, are a law to themselves, who
show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also
bearing witness, and between themselves their thoughts accusing or else
excusing them) in the day when God will judge the secrets of men by
Jesus Christ, according to my gospel. (Romans 2:14-16)

All saved people will be so by


the blood of Jesus although
some may have not known
the Gospel.
Everyone may accept or
reject salvation. Gods law is
written in every heart, and
all created things testify
(Romans 1:20).
Maybe they didnt hear about

UNIVERSALISM AND
that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had
pleasure in unrighteousness.
PLURALISM
(2 Thessalonians 2:12)

Universalists believe that God


will give everyone eternal life
because He is love, no matter
what they did. There is no
eternal death and condemnation
for them.
Jesus didnt teach that. He said
that there is a way to salvation
and a way to condemnation
Pluralists believe that every
(Matthew 7:13-14).
religion leads to salvation.
But we already learnt that
there is only one way to
salvation, Jesus (Acts 4:1112). A Buddhist may be saved
by how sincerely he obeyed
his conscience. That doesnt

MUST THE GOSPEL


BE PREACHED?
Pagans may be saved
thanks to the minimum
divine revelation they
received. Nevertheless,
God is longing for them
to understand salvation
God
loves all
people, but all people
in a deeper
way.
are sinners in need of grace, and this
grace has been revealed in Jesus. He
has called His church to spread the
good news of this grace to the world.
The order is very clear, Lift up your
voice with strength (Isaiah 40:9). We
are responsible for announcing the
only way to salvationthe Good News

And He said to
them, Go into
all the world
and preach the
gospel to every
creature.
(Mark 16:15)

The church is Gods appointed agency for


the salvation of men. It was organized for
service, and its mission is to carry the gospel
to the world. From the beginning it has been
Gods plan that through His church shall be
reflected to the world His fullness and His
sufficiency. The members of the church,
those whom He has called out of darkness
into His marvelous light, are to show forth His
glory. The church is the repository of the
riches of the grace of Christ; and through the
church will eventually be made manifest,
even to the principalities and powers in
heavenly places, the final and full display of
the love of God. Ephesians 3:10.
E.G.W. (The Acts of the Apostles, pg. 9)

CAN THE GOSPEL BE HEARD


BY EVERYONE ON EARTH?

And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a
witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. (Matthew 24:14)

We may find some obstacles when


trying to convert non-Christians:
An inadequate planning.
Educating, healing and helping, but not
preaching the Gospel.

Lack of staff and resources.


Christianity is banned in some nations.
Nevertheless, God gave us
encouraging promises:

He is with us (Matthew
28:20).
Our enemies wont defeat us
(Matthew 16:18).
The Message will be spread
all over the world (Acts 1:8).
The Word of God will prosper

There are many who are crying out


for the living God, longing for the
divine presence. Philosophical theories
or literary essays, however brilliant,
cannot satisfy the heart. The
assertions and inventions of men are
of no value. Let the word of God speak
to the people. Let those who have
heard only traditions and human
theories and maxims hear the voice of
Him whose word can renew the soul
unto everlasting life.

E.G.W. (Christs Object Lessons, cp. 2, pg.