In the last month,* I have been studying the New Testament,
looking for teaching on salvation. I have been overwhelmed. It has caused me to
wonder why people in evangelism (including me) always use the same few texts.
It has also convinced me even more of the necessity of the distribution of New
Testaments and Bibles. Evangelists and Bible teachers cannot possibly teach
everybody everything they ought to know, even with internet, radio, television,
and books. Learning from a teacher should not be a substitute for reading
and studying the Bible. Teaching should always include an incentive to read
and study for yourself.

Here is a salvation text:

“This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from
heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels. He will punish those who do
not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will be
punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the
Lord and from the majesty of his power on the day he comes to be glorified in
his holy people and to be marveled at among all those who have believed” (2 Thessalonians

If you are not in a daily Bible reading plan,
please join us in reading the New Testament this summer. Find the plan and more details at We would love to have you reading with us!


*Written June 1991.