In our religious age, many men tell us that it does not matter where you go to church as long as you go somewhere. But this is wrong on many different levels. The first reason that comes to mind is that not everyone that is a preacher is sent of God. Many men have gone out with a message but not with the message. Many churches today are preaching a message that says: “God loves all men and has given them a free will to choose or reject Christ.” This is not the message of the Gospel, and all who attend such a church and agree with such a message are not saved, and will not be saved under such a preacher. Martin Luther was exactly right when he said according to Romans 10: 14-17, that it is absolutely impossible for anyone to do any of the following:
1. Man will not call upon Christ until he believes on Christ
2. Man cannot believe on Christ until he hears the gospel of Christ
3. Man cannot hear the gospel of Christ without a preacher
4. And it is impossible for one to preach the gospel in the power of the Holy Spirit until he is sent of God.
And mark it down that a man that preaches a message of free will works religion is not sent of God, because that is not the gospel of Christ, and without the gospel, no man can be saved. Men are not saved by another gospel, but only by the gospel of God’s sovereign grace in Christ Jesus alone. Men are saved only by hearing the message of Jonah: Salvation is of the LORD!