For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the Power of God to Salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, "The just shall live by faith."
[Editor's Comment: The Gospel of Jesus Christ has the power of God to change the lives of those who believe and trust Jesus Christ for Salvation.
What does Salvation mean? Salvation means complete deliverance from sin and death, and all the foes and dangers that beset man. It cannot imply anything less than eternal life.
We must know the Gospel message and proclaim it wherever we go. There are only two destinations for man--heaven or hell. No one wants to go to hell. Unless he or she hears the Gospel and responds to the claims of Jesus Christ Who suffered, died on the Cross of Calvary in our place as our Substitute, paid the penalty for our sins, was buried, and rose again from the dead he or she is destined for hell. Therefore, it is our responsibility as born-again believers to tell others the greatest story ever told so they, too, might come to know Jesus Christ for Salvation and a personal relationship with Him.
Can you say with the Apostle Paul that you are not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ?
May God grant you boldness and moral courage to take a stand for Jesus Christ by sharing with others the Gospel of Jesus Christ Who alone can save them. I can assure you that the Holy Spirit will empower you to be a witness for Christ.]