Where is the Gospel?

I had an interesting dream the other night. Now I am no prophet and I don’t say that there is anything more about my dream than a dream; still, I found it interesting and decided to share it with you.

I was in a small town of some kind, I would guess maybe a few thousand people judging by the map, but I will get to that a bit later. In my dream there was a plague or disease of some kind that was threatening to kill everyone.

The government reached out to the Christians, not for food or for medicine, or housing, for counselling or even wisdom. No, it was too late for that. The government was turning to the Christians because everyone was expected to die, and most were headed to Hell.

In a few hours we gathered together some 50 or 60 people ready and willing to go to all the people to bring them the Gospel. We looked at a map of the city and quickly marked every school, government building, and religious building in town. We were dismayed that most of the buildings marked were gathering places for cults or false preachers leading people to comfort in their damnation.

Finally we had a plan and were about to leave to do the work of the gospel. Just for kicks I turned to the person next to me and asked her to explain the Gospel. I found that not only could she not explain it but then most of the people in the room couldn’t.

Ladies and gentlemen, if a firefighter in uniform doesn’t know how to put out a fire, then they are under an obligation to learn. It is the job description for a firefighter to put out fires and it is no excuse if they don’t know how. In the same way, as a Christian is is our basic job description to proclaim the Law and the Gospel that some will turn to Christ for salvation. If we don’t know how then we are under a profound obligation to find out how.

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