The bottom line is that evangelistic preachers know that they can’t do the work of the Holy Spirit. I cannot offer or provide grace. I can’t regenerate a lost soul. It’s not in my power to glorify anyone in heaven. What I can (and believe I must) do, is to make the explanation and plan of salvation as clear, organized and understandable as possible.
The question is NEVER “Does Christ receive sinners?” but “Do sinners receive Christ?” He opens His arms wide for sinners, but many sinners close their minds and hearts to Him. He would accept them, but they reject Him. That’s ok, right? I mean that’s their choice.
“And the lord said unto the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled'” — Luke 14.23.
From swimming in the kiddie pool to baptismal waters…
“Instead of the preaching on repentance repulsing people, God has used it as a divine magnet to draw people to Himself” — Dan Nelson, pastor.