1 John 4:14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.
Let’s think on what this verse means for those who are interested in missions. The end of this verse states that, “the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.” This truth is foundational for us as Christians. Jesus, the Son, was sent to by His Father, God, to save the world. The concept seems pretty simple, but many have challenged this truth throughout the ages. Is Jesus truly the Son of God? How can He be the Savior of the world? The questions continue, but the truth in this verse is simple. The Father sent his Son to be the Savior of this world. It wasn’t that Jesus was the Savior of the Jews or a special group of people; the states the word “world“. Jesus is the Savior of the world.
So, logically, the next question to ask is: Have you seen that Jesus was sent from the Father to save your sins? Have you realized that you aren’t righteous? Do you realize that you have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory? Scripture is pretty clear that ALL have sinned and that there is none righteous. So our only hope is to have a Savior. Have you seen that Jesus is your Savior? Are you trusting in Jesus? As I write this I can’t help but think that most who read this article would say, “Yes!” Yes, you have seen that God sent Jesus to be the Savior of the world!
But here is a kicker:
Are you testifying about it? In this verse we see a group of people who saw that God sent Jesus to be the Savior of the world, and they testified that Jesus was the Savior. They told the world that Jesus was God’s Son and that he came to be the Savior of the world. These people saw who Jesus was and what He did and they told others. Are you testifying to the world that Jesus is their Savior?
About the author

Robert Canfield is the Director of the Our Generation Training Center and a missionary with Vision Baptist Missions representing the continent of Africa.

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