(2016 New Year’s Message) “Those who believe to the saving of the soul,”

But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul. (Hebrews 10:39)

Let us read the scriptures, Hebrews chapter 10 verse 39.

‘But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul.

There are a few ministers who have been preaching the Gospel but have recently left the church and now lives inside of darkness.

Actually if you are a preacher of the Gospel, because there is no greater joy than preaching the Gospel, if you preach the Gospel and works of salvation arise, they will never leave the path of a preacher even if they are beaten to death.

But to whom does such work appear and to whom does such work not appear?

People think like this, “I can’t do it,’ ‘I have tried,’ ‘It doesn’t work.’ There are many people with this kind of heart.

Sister Son Eul Soon receives salvation

I was also like that. From the enrolment to the end of my missionary school life not a single person was saved through me. After missionary school, other missionary students, because they preached and people were saved through them, they were invited to different churches.

But at the time I was younger than the other missionary students, and I did not preach as well, and because no person was ever saved through me there was no one who invited me.

I had to leave the school now, but because I had no where to go I decided to go to a village called Apkogdong which I had been to before.

Of course, I did not know anyone there. When I went there, I went with enough food for two to three days. And as I stayed there I put a lot of effort into preaching the Gospel.

If I think about it now I know that, although I was preaching the Gospel my heart was not appropriate to preaching the Gospel. I just tried hard to preach the Gospel. But not a single person received salvation.

I rented a room in a certain house and the land lady was a very good and kind lady.

Even in my eyes, I wondered is there