Acts 10:22 KJV
And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that feareth God, and of good report among all the nation of the Jews, was warned from God by an holy angel to send for thee into his house, and to hear words of thee.
Cornelius was not:
· Suggested to send for Peter
· Encouraged to send for Peter
· Asked to send for Peter or even
· Urged to send for Peter
He was warned, stressing the urgency and imperative of the Gospel message.
Cornelius was a good man and religious. But these could never have saved him. His only hope of eternal life was in the gospel message of Jesus Christ and his only hope of hearing that was through a man called of God.
The message of God's Word is more than a good thing. It is a needful and imperative thing. Without it no man will enter heaven. Without it a man may be sincere, good hearted and diligent but he will be off base.
God warns us:
· Find a gospel preacher and
· Hear him