On a Tuesday night in a small Oklahoma oil field town I preached a simple, straight-forward message on the plan of salvation. I began in Genesis, describing the fall of man and God’s intervention with a plan to save him. At the altar call a 14-year-old girl who had been rejected all of her life, even by her own mother, stepped forward to speak to me. She said, “You mean, all I have to do is just accept Him? And He will make me his child?”
She was gloriously saved that bitter cold night in January. She had never heard the story of Jesus. She had never heard what He did for her at Calvary. We can never assume that everyone knows. The simplicity of the Gospel is still the answer for all who will believe.