PAUL’s statement “now is the especially acceptable time” is still true. We take to heart Paul’s next words: “We also entreat you not to accept the undeserved kindness of God and miss its purpose.” (2Corinthians 6:1) The purpose of God’s undeserved kindness is to ‘reconcile a world to himself’ by means of Christ.—2 Corinthians 5:19
The majority of minkind, blinded by Satan, are still alienated from God and ignorant of the purpose of God’s undeserved kindness. (2Corinthians 4:3, 4; 1John 5:19) However, worsening world conditions have caused many to respond when shown that alienation from God is at the root of human evil and suffering.
Our task is not simply to tell people that if they turn to God, he will help them with all their problems and they will feel better. The good news we preach is that Jehovah, out of his love, is willing to forgive trespasses by means of Christ. Thus, individuals can break free from alienation and become reconciled to God. (Romans 5:10; 8:32) “The especially acceptable time,” however, is fast coming to a close.
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