A question once raised is relevant today, “What must I do to be saved” (Acts 16:30; cf. Acts 2:38)? The gospel of Jesus Christ, since it is the power of God to salvation (Rom 1:16), must obviously speak to this important question.
The written testimony of eye-witnesses (chosen by God: apostles) declared Jesus to be the Son of God by His resurrection from the dead (Jn 20:31; Acts 10:41; Rom 1:1-4). To believe this fact is so important that if one rejects it he will be separated from God eternally (Jn 3:16; 8:24).
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Someone recently said to me, “You seem to put a lot of faith in the Apostles, weren’t they just men like we are? Men, as in members of the human race, yes (Acts 10:26; 14:15), but in other ways they were different from other disciples of Jesus Christ. Luke records that Jesus “called His disciples to Him; and from them He chose twelve whom He also named apostles” (Lk 6:12-16). Some three years later He commissioned them to preach the saving gospel of Christ in all the earth (Matt 28:18-20). He empowered them with “the Promise of the Father…the Holy Spirit,” to fulfill that commission (Acts 1:4-8). Did the apostles speak, face to face, to every person on earth? No, but they brought the gospel to strategic locations throughout the world and taught others to carry it to the far reaches of the globe.
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