How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? 15 And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”
Romans is a book of the Bible that is full of deep and spiritual promises and truths, but also laced with incredibly logical and sequential arguments for them. God created man to be a reasoning and logical being, and Romans helps us to “work out” some of that reasoning and logic to understand spiritual mysteries.
Romans 10:14-15 is a good example of sequential reasoning in Scripture and it presents an argument for witnessing that is logical and far reaching. These verse make the case in a simple and clear way that all of us are to engage in the great Commission, and to spread the Word of God. Sharing our faith is not just a topic or category left for missionaries, but for all Christians.
Verse 14 starts out asking the question, how can the (the lost?) call on him (God) in whom they have not believed or heard? This is great question. A question that has the power to reshape the way that we think of our faith and lives in America today. How can somebody come to Christ if they have never heard about Him? The simple answer is that they can’t. I don’t mean to put limitations on God, who can make all things possible, but surely, by earthly means, somebody who has never heard the Gospel could never believe in it.
This radically increases the importance of sharing Christ with those around us. We have the keys to eternal life, and if we fail to share those with others, then how will they even know Him?
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