Once the truth of the Gospel is heard, assuming it is correct and complete, it’s up to the receiver to accept or reject it. When standing before God, one will never be able to say that they didn’t receive the truth of the message because the people who preaching it were hypocrites or because their lives were in direct opposition to what they proclaimed. Nor will anyone ever be able to justify not receiving the truth of the Gospel message because it wasn’t accompanied by demonstrations of power or signs and wonders. Ultimately, the rejection of the truth of the message of the gospel results in the rejection of the message giver who is Christ. To reject the propositional nature of the gospel message is to reject the divine nature of the proposer.
A Few Questions:
1. Is the above paragraph true?
2. Can the actions or Christians lend credence to or detract from the message of the gospel? If so, how?
3. Does it really matter how one feels about the gospel message?