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Romans 10: 13 – 15

For “Whoever will call upon the name of the Lord will be saved.” How then shall they call upon Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent?

Some folks rightfully ask how people in lands that have not received the Word of God will get to heaven. First, our God is a loving God and He will (and has) made provision for every person on the earth to hear the Word of God so that they may spend eternity with Him in heaven. Secondly, this passage teaches the primary way God reaches those people. Through you and me he sends preachers into all the earth to spread the good news of Jesus Christ and Him crucified and resurrected. But where there are those who are sent, there are those who do the sending. Not all of us are called to go to far off lands to preach the gospel. Some of us live in very prosperous nations and we get to stay home and use our great wealth to send those who do have that call on their lives. Then when all the peoples HEAR about the goodness, faithfulness and love of our Father, they will have the same opportunity to call upon His name and be saved. Then they can get to know Him as Father. Before you know it, they might be sending more people to preach the good news of Jesus Christ.

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