Power in the simple Gospel

The simplicity of the Gospel has been lost. It was never meant to be complicated, but religious minds have and will continue to complicate it. When the intellect and the natural man combine together to try to share the Gospel, it goes into a long run up hill. If the Holy Spirit is presenting it, it will be precise, to the point, short and spoken in love. It will not drag on and on. The natural man wants to try to convince the unbeliever through the intellect when it’s a heart issue.

We need to be continually reminded that it has to be the Father drawing them to himself. And, it’s the Holy Spirit that convicts them of sin (pricks the heart). If the Gospel is not presented in the Spirit, then of course, the Holy Spirit is not going to be doing its work. We could be going through the routine motions, but where is the power? The Holy Spirit power to draw and convict?

Man likes to give the Gospel his own twist. He likes to make it like himself so he can receive some of the credit. The Gospel outside of the simple bible gospel, is only man’s gospel. And, man cannot have any “good news” to offer. Oh, it can be good news in the natural, but there’s no Spirit behind it.

If it’s been a while since you have read the book of Acts, it’s a very good place to find out what the Gospel looks like. Once it is given out in the Spirit, then the offer to “Repent and believe the Gospel” is made.

Bathe yourself in it. It never gets old. Doesn’t matter if you’ve been saved for 50, 60 or 70 years. High theology won’t save a soul.

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4 Responses to “Power in the simple Gospel”

  1. brian Says:

    Thanks for the post Richard, yes the gospel is so simple a child could bathe in it and a theologian could drown in it. I am often deterred in our cultural climate to share because of the apathy and genuine disinterest; I can think of one recent incident where I did quench the prompting of the Spirit because of fear, fatigue, whatever. My loss and thank God for repentance. I pray that I will regain a zeal for a simple message that puts the hearer in the decision seat. I may not be able to bring others to Christ, but I know that I can bring Christ to others in a real way, not for my glory but His! Amen.

  2. Richard Says:

    Brian, you are welcome. Excellent, “so simple a child could bathe in it and a theologian could drown in it”.
    Amen! May the Holy Spirit zeal and the simple gospel come forth out of Brian, in Jesus name!

  3. brian Says:

    Not my quote, heard it from a pastor who heRd it from an author

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