The Gospel is for All

For God has committed them all to disobedience, that He might have mercy on all” (Romans 11:32).

As Paul has so thoroughly explained heretofore in the book of Romans, the gospel is God’s power to salvation from sin’s guilt, bondage, and stain for both the Jews and Gentiles. Though blessed with many spiritual advantages—the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the Law, the service of God, and the promises (Romans 9:4)—the Jews are all under sin just as the Gentiles (Romans 3:9), “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). God has conclusively demonstrated that all humanity is guilty of disobedience.

This universal guilt and condemnation necessitate one universal Savior. One gospel which offers mercy to all and which has no need to make any distinction between the Jew and Gentile is the mystery God kept secret since the world began (Romans 16:25). This good news of spiritual victory for all through Christ was promised before through the Old Testament pro­phets in the Holy Scriptures (Romans 1:2); it has now been made manifest by divine revelation and made known to all nations (Romans 16:26). Through the gospel, God has made mercy available to all.

Whoever, in obedience to the faith with a heartfelt belief in Jesus Christ, calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved (Romans 10:13): Jew or Gentile. Slave or free. Male or female.

The gospel is for all.

   Send article as PDF   

Author: jchowning

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *