THE SERVANT GENERAL
ON EVANGELIZATION AND MISSION
SALVATION IN JESUS
Today’s reading: Acts 4:1-12
Why do we evangelize? Why must we do the work of
evangelization? It is all about God’s plan and God’s
original intent in creation was to have human beings eternally
with Him in paradise. But paradise was lost and so God sent
Jesus to redeem us, and enable us once again to enter paradise
(heaven). It is Jesus’ sacrificial death and resurrection
that has won for us our salvation.
here is the reality: “There is no salvation through
anyone else, nor is there any other name under heaven given
to the human race by which we are to be saved.” (v.12).
Jesus is the only Savior. Only in and through Jesus can we
be restored to our destiny to be with God eternally in heaven.
has saved us. But then again, we need to accept what he has
done for us. To be saved we need to call on the name of the
Lord (Rom 10:13), that is, accept Jesus as Savior and Lord.
For us to be able to do that, we need to believe, after we
have heard the gospel, because someone preached it (Rom 10:14).
That is why Jesus sends us to preach the gospel.
is why we evangelize.