By: Robert Serreyn
Question? Would you answer this, What is “From Faith to Faith” in Romans 1:17?
Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
From Faith to Faith simply means SHARING the Gospel with other people.
Two GOOD cross references are Mark 16:15 & Romans 10:17 which state…
Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
When it comes to people Coming to KNOWING (1 John 5:13) the Lord Jesus as their Saviour it is mostly by someone else “Sharing the Gospel” with them and other times it is by recieving or finding a Gospel Tract.
1 John 5:13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
Talking about Sharing the Gospel, THERE ARE basically Four Reasons WHY MOST christians DO NOT “Share the Gospel”.
-#1: Some christians THINK it is ONLY the Preacher’s job to do that.
-#2: SADLY many christians are simply TO AFRAID because of their own lack of bible study or for NOT GOING to a Good Bible teaching Church.
-#3: Their “TO CONCERNED” about their social standing in their Town, City, or Job.
-#4: The fear of NOT KNOWING how to Share the Gospel which is the result of #2.
Satan WILL USE all four and other things as well TO PREVENT the Gospel from going forth.
ALL christians ARE CALLED to share the Gospel for WE ALL are Ambassadors(witnesses) for Christ.
The Bible states…
2 Corinthians 5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.
Just a SIMPLE reminder, Mark 16:15 states… “Go ye into all the world, and preach (SHARE) the gospel to every creature (Person)”. This INVOLVES You and I.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.
The moment that you do YOU HAVE (at that second and forever) Everlasting Life which WILL NEVER be taken away no matter what.
-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9
“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23
IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH