Daily Lift – September 2nd, 2018

Condemned Already –

At the Sixteenth of Mark’s Gospel, the Savior sent forth the apostles to preach the Gospel. Baptized believers would be saved, the Lord said, while the unbelieving would be lost. Some have sought to minimize the importance of full obedience to the Gospel by claiming that if one is lost in unbelief, then simple belief in Jesus Christ is all that is necessary. However, acceptance of Christ as the Son of God is not the Ione subj ect here; the Gospel as a whole is the subj ect. It is the Gospel the Savior sent the apostles to preach, and it is the Gospel, all of it, that one is obliged to believe and obey if he seeks the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. For this cause, Matthew’s account of the commission to the apostles requires that their audiences be taught all things the Lord commanded. Rej ection of those things is disobedience, and is the opposite of faith. As the Savior said to Nicodemus, “He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already. .. ”

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Written and voiced by David Hayes Prophater