Can the Gospel Save Men?
1. God is powerful creation, raise Jesus from dead, save the world
2. Jesus statement Matthew 7:13-14 few and many
3. If God is powerful and the gospel is powerful, why will so few be saved? How could man be lost?
4. Answer: Romans 1:16 everyone that believes, 1 Corinthians 15 believe DBR
5. When people refuse to believe and obey they will be lost.
Why dont people believe the gospel?
1. Pride and Vanity
a. Education too smart
b. Human philosophy
c. Science / Evolution
2. Blinding of Satan 2 Corinthians 4:3-4
3. Confusion 2 Corinthians 11:14-15
4. Perverting of the gospel Galatians 1:6-9, 2 Peter 3:16
5. Unwilling to obey 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; Hebrews 5:8-9; Matthew 7:21
6. People, friends, relatives Matthew 10:35-37
1. Yes. The gospel is still powerful, able to save
2. But one must believe and obey.
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