The gospel call is the same for everyone. Have you ever thought about it before? I hadn’t really put much thought into it. One of my newest favorite verses is in Ephesians:
“There is one body and one Spirit – just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call – one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” – Ephesians 4:4-6 (ESV)
I happened to discover (or be led to) this passage while I was in Russia back in July. Of course, I am not Russian, I didn’t know the language or the culture, and yet I was there to show and share the love of Christ.
No matter where you are in the world, what language you speak, what profession you are in, what your situation is, or who you are, the gospel call is the same for all people:
Repent and Believe. Know that God, who is holy, who is merciful, who is just, and who is love, loved us so much to send his Son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins in order to satisfy his justice so that we might have eternal life. Whoever trusts in Christ will have eternal life.
If you want to know more about how to do this, please talk to me. No, it is not our responsibility to save people – we can’t even do it. Only God can save people, but it is our responsibility to preach the gospel, and even sometimes to use words to do it.
God is not bound by culture or location. His call is the same all over the world.
– Adam Smith