“But how are they to call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!'” (Romans 10:14,15)
There are many things that lead to the salvation of the soul. The love and faith of good parents, the sacrifice of teachers in Bible class, speakers at retreats and camp, and preachers of the gospel.
How we need the gospel. Everyone likes to hear good news, and there is simply no better news than the good news of the gospel. It is good news of salvation, of hope, of life beyond this life, of freedom from the enslavement of sin, of an inheritance in heaven, of a caring Father, and of a loving Savior.
The good news tells us of redemption, reconciliation, justification, and sanctification. Big words indeed, but so important. The good news is that Jesus shed his blood to purchase or redeem us from sin so that we could have that barrier broken down and become friends again (reconcile). In that reconciliation through his blood we are declared righteous (justified) and made holy (sanctified).
In salvation, we have left the death of sin to be alive in the Lord. We have crucified the old man of sin so that we might walk in newness of life. In salvation we have been transferred out of the domain of darkness into the kingdom of his beloved Son Jesus. As children of God, we are now heirs of God, and fellow-heirs of Christ Jesus. One day we will be glorified with Christ and live with him forever. That is good news!!
The good news is just too good to miss.