(Philippians 1:15, 18) “Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will: What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.”
“Therein do I rejoice” It used to aggravate me that people were preaching Christ who obviously did not even know Him. Many didn’t really even know much about Him, much less really know Him personally. But I now realize that we who preach can only reach peoples ears, not their hearts. It is Christ Himself that illuminates, regenerates and saves the soul. I think sometimes we put to much emphasis on the message and the messenger rather than the person the message is about, Jesus! Now that I am a Christian, I want to know everything about the doctrines of the Bible. But the lost world, they just need to be introduced to the person, Christ.
(John 3:16) “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”