To Every Creature

The Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago has been the scene of salvation for many through the years. Billy Sunday, the evangelist, was one of their famous converts. The mission once published the following in the “Pacific Garden Mission News:”

“Remember, the man on Skid Row is not different in kind from the rest of us. He is merely worse in degree. On Skid Row we see fallen man at his dismal worst. In the better neighborhoods we see him at his polished best, but he is the same man for all his disguise. In the gutter we find him chained by dope and drink and dirt. On the avenue we find him bound by pride and greed and lust. To God there is no difference. He sees beyond appearances and he knows what is in every man. His remedy for every man is the same, a new birth and the impartation of a new kind of life.

“The Gospel is the power of God operating toward the moral and spiritual transformation of man. And it works! Thousands will testify that it does. No man who wants to climb up out of his past and find a new and better life should overlook the Gospel. It is God’s way out, and there is no other.”

God is no respecter of persons. That is, all have the same need and must come the same way: “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).

But we often evaluate people by their position, their wealth or the color of their skin. And that is sinful. The Gospel is for everyone. It’s time to see every person as one in need of salvation. Christ died for all. Go tell someone today!

Praise the Lord! 2,500,000 have come to Christ through Jack Van Impe Ministries.