Millions of people around the world are confused about what they must do to have everlasting life. This easy to read book gives an entertaining and illustrative view of the concept of eternal life and what you must do to receive it.
Lucas Kitchen is an American author of both Christian fiction and non-fiction. He has written over twenty books. His book Naked Grace was an Amazon bestseller in 2020, and For The Sake Of The King was as well in 2021.
You can be part of the solution. You can play a considerable part in fixing this massive shipwreck. Let me explain. Think about Paul’s words in Romans:
How can they hear without someone preaching to them? …faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10:14, 16)
According to Paul, the Gospel has to be delivered to people via other people. The vast majority of Christians became believers as a result of someone personally sharing the Gospel with them. Sure, there are those outliers who merely read the Bible and became believers. Though, even in those cases, someone has usually played a personal role in bringing them to faith. My point is that we need people to personally present. There's an example of this that I really like.
Acts 10 tells of a Gentile named Cornelius, who had abandoned the worship of idols and had become a God-fearing man. He made it a habit to pray and fast. As he was fasting and praying (maybe asking God about what is required to be saved), an angel came to him and told him to send for Peter. Indeed the angel could have explained the Gospel right then and there, but apparently, that was not God's plan. It seems that God's intention is that people relay the Gospel to other people. So Cornelius sent for Peter, who came and delivered the Gospel. Cornelius and his household got saved. The Gospel is shared peer-to-peer.
I have heard many well-meaning preachers claim that everyone should be sharing the Gospel. In theory, I like the idea, but in practice, I disagree. Practically speaking, you can only expect people to share what they think is the Gospel. If someone is convinced you have to circumambulate a shrine of Saint Nerfertittee seven times a day in order to be saved, well I don't want that person sharing what they think is the Gospel. It's true that everyone should share the Gospel because the Gospel needs to be shared, however, in practical terms, I want only people who understand the Gospel to share it. Many are not ready to talk about what God requires for salvation because they have misunderstood the fundamentals.
Basically two criteria need to be met in order for you to be an effective Gospel sharer. First, you need to understand the saving message; and second, you need to be a person, but not necessarily in that order. So, unless there are literate cats that I don't know about, I can assume that you're a person because you're reading this book. Because the Gospel is shared from person to person, you're halfway there just by having the right DNA. Step two might take slightly more work. You need to understand the Gospel. You need to understand what God requires a person to do in order to have salvation. If you're a person and you are clear on the Gospel, you can be part of the solution. You can share the Gospel clearly with those who need the mud removed from the living water.