Watch this week’s lesson to prepare for Sabbath School Discussions at your local church on September 26 2015. This week’s MelVee Sabbath School panel is hosted by previous lesson hosts. Elder Richard William Ntini is joined by Elders Bruce Mutaurwa and Nixon Kadiramwando to wrap up the quarter’s lesson series which was focusing on “The Great Commission and Biblical Missionaries.” The discussion seeks to answer the question, “must the whole world hear the gospel?”
The lesson is underpinned by Romans 16:25-27 which says “25 Now to him that is of power to establish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, 26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith: 27 To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen. (Romans 16:25-27 KJV).
As we have seen in the past quarter, the Lord uses people to bring the message of the gospel to others. However, throughout the ages, millions have died without knowing the biblical plan of salvation. The fact is that a majority of those who have ever lived have not heard the story of redemption or known about the good news of God’s grace as revealed in Jesus Christ. This leads to two persistent questions. First, on the day of judgment, how is God going to deal with these billions who have not known Him? Second, is there salvation outside of someone’s knowing the plan of salvation as it is in Jesus?
Some would answer that there is salvation in a single Christian denomination only; in contrast, others believe that all religions are equally valid guides to God and eternal life.
In the end, the crucial point to remember is that Jesus has revealed to us the character of God, and this tells us a lot about His love for all humanity and His desire for as many as possible to be saved. God is a God of justice, and however He works it out, the shout will be heard across heaven: Just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints! (Rev. 15:3, NKJV).
This program was Recorded and Produced by:
MelVee Video Productions,
“A Divine Voice Out of Africa”