Preaching the Gospel: A Story

Today’s post is just a story to illustrate yesterday’s post. It’s just a short one, and I don’t remember the source, but everyone ought to know this story.

I believe that it was David Brainerd, preaching to Native Americans, who told the story of an Native American girl who had believed the Gospel.

"I would follow Jesus anywhere," she said, "even to hell!"

"You won’t go to hell now," Brainerd explained. "Jesus has saved you from your sins."

"It doesn’t matter to me," she replied. "All that matters is that I get to be with him."

That’s a woman that’s been saved by Jesus. She’s heard about him, fallen in love with him, and there is no doubt that she will have power when the devil rises up against her.

She’s a modern (somewhat modern) equivalent of Mary Magdalene, and the devil finds no place in Mary Magdalenes.

About Paul Pavao

I am married, the father of six, and currently the grandfather of two. I run a business, live in a Christian community, teach, and I am learning to disciple others better than I have ever been able to before. I believe God has gifted me to restore proper foundations to the Christian faith. In order to ensure that I do not become a heretic, I read the early church fathers from the second and third centuries. They were around when all the churches founded by the apostles were in unity. I also try to stay honest and open. I argue and discuss these foundational doctrines with others to make sure my teaching really lines up with Scripture. I am encouraged by the fact that the several missionaries and pastors that I know well and admire as holy men love the things I teach. I hope you will be encouraged too. I am indeed tearing up old foundations created by tradition in order to re-establish the foundations found in Scripture and lived on by the churches during their 300 years of unity.
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2 Responses to Preaching the Gospel: A Story

  1. jeremiahbriggs says:

    That's awesome. I love stories like that. That woman is definately born of God!

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