“…and this gospel of the kingdom shall be proclaimed to every nation…” (Matthew 24:19)
As a contemporary example, we may repeatedly attempt to describe the chocolate flavor of our favorite ice cream to a friend, but only their willingness to taste it will ensure that – our personal knowledge is actually experienced. God’s Kingdom is exactly like that. The Bible says, “Taste and see that the Lord is good…” (Psalm 34:8) For someone to think that a widely liked flavor of ice cream either isn’t good or doesn’t exist simply means that they have not yet tasted it. Its well-known goodness must be experienced to be personally enjoyed!
The word gospel means “good news” and that explains the spiritual nature of the joyful celebration of both Christmas and Easter. The Lord’s virgin birth and bodily resurrection require the exact same faith to be experientially explained. God’s Kingdom is open to all because His grace is inclusive! The Bible says, “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3:17)
By Billie Hanks Jr.