God commands all men everywhere to repent…

See Acts 20:21. Instead of desperate sinners knocking on the door of heaven, we incorrectly paint a picture of Jesus pleading at the heart of the sinner. This type of “invitation” gives the impression that the sinner will be doing God a favor if he responds. The gospel is not an invitation because invitations can be politely turned down without fear of reprisal. Scripture says that “God . . . commands all men everywhere to repent” (Acts 17:30, emphasis added).

“If my six-year-old daughter was out on the road playing in front of my house and I saw a huge truck barrel- ing around the corner, what would I do in that moment? Out of my love for my daughter I would not gently invite her to step away from the street. I would command her to change her direction, and get off the road! Why? Because of my love for her. I know that the truck would not be able to stop in time and it would run her over and kill her. The same is true of the Father’s love for us. Out of His love, he commands us to repent, because at any moment the truck of sin and death could run us over for playing on the road of rebellion!” Rob Price 

Acts 17:30 Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent…

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One Response to God commands all men everywhere to repent…

  1. Tailfeathers says:

    I’m currently banned on FB but wanted to say thank you for that excellent post and also ask if you would be reply to Shirley Renna Mecom Bartholomew on FB and let her know she just violated her own post by being a false prophetess! She talks about not listening to false prophets and then turns right around and tells others to read the Bible for themselves and not listen to anyone else!! That is absolutely contrary to the commands of God. We are commanded to submit to the leaders appointed over us (Heb. 13:17) and to hold one another accountable.

    I hope you’ll let her know.

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