Without the knowlege of Jesus Christ a spirit is is in great danger. At 1st glance that sounds cruel. Jesus instructed us to spread the good news of the gospel. If everyone who knows this would actually do it then everyone in the world would hear the gospel and have a chance to be saved.
Unfortunatelly even though there is a vast amount of people claiming to be Christians; there aren't as many spreading the gosbel throughout the world as there could be.
By spreading the word I don't mean self righteous Bible thumping to try to convert people to your beliefs. I mean letting people who are less fortunate know that there is a loving God, who cares about them.
The blood of people in 3rd world countries that are unable to be taught the gospel is on those Christian's hands.
If you are a Christian, and have a Bible then you are obligated to reach out and somehow help to spred God's word or, enable others to do it.
Jesus never said it was going to be easy. If fact he said to sell all that you have and follow him. Ok so you just cannot bring yourself to be able to do that. There is still hope. There are missionaries in third world countries who have done that but they need help. You don't even have to pay them minimum wage. In India 30.00 supports a missionary for a whole month. In turn; people that he spreads the good news to becomes missionaries then over time the good news spreds to hundreds and thousands of people. At that started from 30.00. Most Americans wouldn't miss 30.00 much. That the cost of 1 dinner out for 2 people in a fancy restaurant. Some of these missionaries and their kids go days without any food and they keep traveling from village to village in spite of this to spread the important word of God.
If you have a comfortable life and luxuries like cable tv and a closet full of nice clothes, and you go to church and read the Bible but you do not try to do anything to feed God's flock physically and spiritually; on judgement day, Jesus will tell you that he never knew you. Regardless of the lies that the Christian churches of today tell the flock FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD.
Most Christian churches of today preach that all we have to do to be saved is believe in Jesus Christ. They even quote John 3:16 to support this claim
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoevr believeth in him shall not parish but have everlasting life.
IF WE TRULY BELIEVE IN JESUS WE DO THE WILL OF THE FATHER WHICH IS TO SPREAD THE GOSPEL OR HELP OTHERS TO SPREAD IT.
The bible teaches that believing in Jesus is the only way to be saved but it is just the beginning. Believing is doing.
Matthew 7:21 states Not everyone one that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
I CONFESS THAT I HAVE BEEN GUILTY OF SAYING THAT IF A PERSON NEVER HEARD THE GOSPEL THEY ARE INNOCENT AND WILL NOT BE CONDEMED TO HELL. PLEASE FORGIVE ME LORD JESUS. I WAS WRONG. IF THIS PHILOSOPHY WAS TRUE THEN WE WOULD HAVE NO NEED FOR MISSIONARIES. MUCH LESS THE BLOOD OF JESUS. THE SPREADING OF THE GOSPEL IS SO VERY IMPORTANT THAT MANY HAVE DIED TO TRY TO SPREAD IT AND STILL ARE DYING OVER IT TODAY. IN FACT THERE ARE MORE MARTYRS BEING KILLED IN THIS CENTURY THAN ANY OF THE TIMES IN HISTORY COMBINED.
I AM NOT A SCHOLAR. I DO NOT HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS.Ii AM JUST TRYING TO BE LED BY GOD'S SPIRIT TO DO HIS WILL.
JESUS FELT SO STRONGLY THAT THE GOSPEL WAS IMPORTANT THAT HE DIED A HORRIBLE PAINFUL DEATH DEFENDING IT. HE TAUGHT OVER AND OVER AGAIN THAT WE ARE TO GO OUT AND SPREAD THE GOSPEL. IF PEOPLE WHO HAD NOT HEARD THE GOSPEL WERE INNOCENT AND HAD A FREE TICKET TO HEAVEN THEN THIS WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN IMPORTANT.
THERE IS AN URGENT NEED FOR PEOPLE TO BE WILLING VESSELS, AND WILLING TO SACRIFICE SO THAT THE GOSPEL CAN BE SPREAD.
GOD GRACIOUSLY GAVE US THE GIFT OF FREE WILL. HOW WILL YOU USE YOURS?