Not All Turned Away

  It does seem that the gospel is dismissed and ignored by most people who hear it. Some even attend worship services and hear the truth presented but it makes no difference to them. They are so steeped in their own way that the saving message of God is nothing to them. Just how and when they decided they know better than God, that God wasted His time sending Christ, that all Jesus did is for nothing, is difficult to tell. But the fact remains that they turn away and continue their way to hell.

  So it was when the early church was presenting the gospel. But not everyone treated it with contempt and disobedience. Acts 4: 4, "Howbeit many of them which heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand." Doubtless those five thousand, though a large number, were a distinct minority. But they were the saved ones and the others will know that someday and realize their folly.