The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

June 1, 2013

Our Readers Speak — Saturday, June 1, 2013

Gospel of Jesus can save the world


— The Gospel Jesus preached is plainly revealed in the New Testament by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John to any willing to read it for themselves and not take the word of another.

Jesus said if any come after Him, preaching a different gospel, we should not listen to them.

In those Gospel accounts, Jesus says if you want to go to Heaven you must repent (turn away from sin) and follow Him. That means you must obey his instructions. He asks how can you call Him Lord if you don’t do the things He has told you to do? Don’t let anyone tell you there is any other “plan of salvation.”

Any preacher who is not preaching the same gospel that Jesus preached has taken the Lord’s name in vain.

All the trouble in the world, personal or international, is a direct result of God’s law not being obeyed. If they know not the Gospel, that charge will be laid at the feet of those churches that are preaching something different than the Gospel Jesus preached.

To those who say this is a Christian nation, I say if that were true there would be no hungry, no homeless and none suffering without proper medical care.

To those who decry taking prayer out of school, Jesus said to pray in private where you can be heard only by God.

To those who say God bless America, I say America obey God and you will be truly blessed.

And finally, the Way that Jesus speaks of is a creed, a way of life that will lead you into Heaven if you will be obedient and follow His instructions found in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. If you will study those diligently with an earnest heart, Jesus has promised that God’s Spirit will come and help you understand. The teachings of Jesus alone are sufficient to lead us into Heaven.

If the Gospel Jesus preached were taught and observed in all nations, surely the world would be saved.

May God’s Spirit and Peace be upon all who read these words, Amen.

Okey Horton

Beckley