Article - My Mission: To Save You!
God does not want anyone to perish (because of his or her sins) and go to hell (Matthew 18:14; 2 Peter 3:9). Instead, He desires that all be saved (1 Timothy 2:3-4). Jesus came to this earth to carry out the will of God the Father in making eternal life available to the entire world (John 3:16; 6:38). Jesus’ mission was to save sinners (Luke 19:10; 1 Timothy 1:15). Before Jesus ascended into heaven, He gave His disciples the Great Commission, namely, go, make disciples of all the nations, preaching the gospel to every creature (Matthew 28:18-19; Mark 16:15). There is good news and bad news in preaching the gospel. The good news is that whoever believes that Jesus is the Son of God, repents of his sins, confesses Jesus is Lord and is baptized into Christ will be saved (Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:16; Luke 24:47; Acts 8:35-38; 2:38). The bad news is that whoever does not obey these commands will be condemned (Mark 16:16; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9). I do not want anyone, including you, to go to hell, either. In fact, my heart’s desire and prayer is that you may be saved (Romans 10:1-3). I care about your soul so much that I write articles, as Paul states, to “provoke” you in an attempt to “save” (Romans 11:13-14). I continue to share God’s word according to Christ’s doctrine so that I can save both myself and those who read (1 Timothy 4:16). In turning a sinner from the error of his way, I want to “save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins” (James 5:19-20). According to the Scriptures, on some I must have compassion; but others I “save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh” (Jude 1:22-23). “And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord” (Acts 22:16).
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