What happens to those people that have not heard the gospel yet, if Jesus were to come today? Would they have a chance to come to repentance?
According to John 3:18, those who do not believe are in trouble. If it were possible for those ignorant of the Word to be saved, then evangelism wouldn't be essential, would it? In fact, we might mess up someone's chances to make it by making mistakes in how we presented the Gospel. And yet Jesus, who knew we would do a less than perfect job, commanded us to make disciples of all nations. No one will be saved by being a decent person, for all have fallen short (Romans 3:23). Thus it is imperative that we get the word out!
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