Of The Holy Scriptures
Chapter 1, Paragraph 7.
“…yet those things which are necessary to be known, believed, and observed for Salvation, are so clearly propounded, and opened in some place of Scripture or other, that not only the learned, but the unlearned, in a due use of ordinary means, may attain to a sufficient understanding of them.”
Psalm 19:7. What does the testimony of the Lord do?
Psalm 119:130. Can those of low intelligence understand God’s word?
The Bible has some passages that are hard to understand. Yet God in His goodness and mercy has made the way of salvation comprehensible to all levels of intellect. There is no “secret knowledge” about the Gospel. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to have the smarts necessary to know how to gain eternal life.
For there is no partiality with God. -Romans 2:11 (NASB)
…God is not one to show partiality…-Acts 10:34 (NASB)
You might not know all the ins and outs of covenant theology, or supralapsarianism vs. infralapsarianism, but you can understand what must be believed to have saving faith. Scripture is clear and direct about the gospel.
This simplicity of the gospel makes any lack of evangelism on the part of the Christian inexcusable. We know that our message of sin and salvation can be understood by the intelligent and the ignorant alike, and so we must be sure to bring the gospel news to all. It can be clearly known. We must know it. We must share it.
Questions to Consider
- Can you articulate the gospel?
- Do you show partiality when it comes to sharing the gospel?