How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, Who bring glad tidings of good things!” But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “ Lord, who has believed our report?” So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
People do not come to saving faith unless either they read the Bible or have someone tell them the gospel message that is in it. It is the word of God that the Holy Spirit uses to awaken response of faith within us, and it is the reliability of the word of God on which we rest our faith for salvation.
The words of Scripture are the words of eternal life – James 1:8; 1 Peter 1:23
This is why preaching the gospel is absolutely necessary.
Author – Pastor Roy Philip (NLFA Baroda)