# 1 Reason To Share The Gospel !
It is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment.
In just this one Bible verse we find the primary reason that each follower of Christ should share the gospel continually. It is because every human will die one day and after they do they will personally stand before the Lord’s judgment.
I hear often the statement “ I don’t like hellfire preaching”. I think you would agree with me that preaching about hell has fallen on hard times. And because of that many preachers have stopped preaching on this topic altogether and many others are preaching much less and much lighter on the subject.
Thousands of messages are preached in churches and via the airwaves and internet on how to prosper, how to have a healthy family, how to succeed in marriage and many other biblical doctrines. But we must preach the whole council of God and we most certainly need to preach on main doctrines and hell is one of those.
We have to look at this topic biblically, not emotionally, and remember that life comes to an end for everyone. We have to realize that everyone's earthly life will come to an end but after physical life is over each person will still be alive in heaven or in hell.
As we read the New Testament it is clear that Jesus spent more time talking about Hell than anyone else. Of the forty parables He told, more than half of them relate to God’s eternal judgment of sinners. That is because Hell is a real place for real people. J. I. Packer said, “An endless hell can no more be removed from the New Testament than an endless heaven can be.”
The # 1 reason for sharing the gospel is so people won’t go to Hell. We can tell people if they come to Jesus that life will be more abundant that is true. But the greatest aspect of the gospel, which means “good news,” is that we don’t have to go to Hell. Instead, we can go to Heaven and that is GOOD NEWS!
If you know a child, teen adult who does not know Christ, then they are headed to Hell. The question is what are you doing to reach them? May we each be encouraged with this truth to share the Glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ!
Terry has been the Senior Pastor of Liberty for 30 years. He and his wife, Karen, have 4 children, 11 grandchildren, and 1 spoiled dog named Cooper.