Churches With Ugly Feet
by David J. Stewart
Romans 10:13-15, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!”
What a wonderful and encouraging passage of Scripture..."How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace." What is the "gospel of peace?"
Romans 5:1, “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ”
The ONLY way any human being can ever have peace with God is through the Lord Jesus Christ. John 14:6 clearly declares that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life...and that no man can come to the Heavenly Father accept through Jesus Christ alone. Mother Mary is a road to hell. The Catholic religion is a road to hell. And by the way, the Baptist religion is a road to hell as well if you think it's going to get you into heaven. Now I'm a Baptist, but I'm not going to heaven because I'm a Baptist.
I'm going to Heaven because my sins have been forgiven by the only Person Who can forgive sin... the Lord Jesus Christ (Almighty God). If you think the Pope or some priest can absolve your sins, then you are gravely mistaken and on are on your way to Hell. I say this kindly, but truthfully. I confessed my sinfulness to Jesus Christ as a 14-year old boy and asked Jesus to save me the best I knew how. That day God's Holy Spirit came to indwell me. God the Father and God the Son came to live in my heart in the Person of the Holy Spirit. I was a sinner, bound for Hell; but Jesus took me in, forgave me, and set my on higher ground. I am just a sinner saved by God's merciful grace. So we obtain “peace with God” (Romans 5:1) through Jesus Christ when we trust Him as the Christ, the Son of God (John 20:31).
The "gospel of peace" is the gospel of Jesus Christ. "Gospel" simply means "good news." The Bible calls our feet "BEAUTIFUL" if we preach the good news of Christ crucified to this lost and dying world. Do you have beautiful feet? You certainly can. When we witness to others concerning the Lord Jesus Christ, we are pleasing God very much. Here's how to witness to someone.
A church that does NOT go soul winning is a church with UGLY feet. Most churches have very ugly feet, not the beautiful feet of a soul winning church. I often have people e-mail me, asking me to recommend them to a church. I'll tell you straight up front, I alway tell people to stay away from any church that does not have a weekly soul winning program. I also tell people to run away from any church that is not exclusively King James Bible. God only wrote one Book.
What a wonderful encouragement to know that God views the soul winner as beautiful. I feel special to God when I'm telling someone how to be saved. I feel special because I know it makes God happy. I want to be beautiful to God. Please don't misunderstand, God loves everybody, but He is greatly pleased with the soul winner. Proverbs 11:30 reads, "He that winneth soul is wise..." So we can be wise and beautiful in God's eyes if we witness concerning the gospel of Jesus Christ to others. It sounds like soul winning is really important to God.
The Bible doesn't say that we have beautiful feet for going to church. We don't have beautiful feet because we tithed. We don't have beautiful feet because we had a religious moment. No, we have beautiful feet when we are using our energy and time to share the good news of Christ crucified with lost sinners.
Romans 10:13-15, “...How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!”
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