Friday, January 19, 2007

Heard and Knew (Colossians 1:6)

It is obvious, but worth pointing out, that people must hear the good news of Jesus Christ before they will believe and be reconciled to God. It is clear that "whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved" but "How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?" (Rom. 10:13-14) If people do not hear God's message of forgiveness from us then they will not believe because "faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God" (Rom. 10:17).

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