|Dr. Couch, Shouldn't the emphasis be more focused on doing 'good' when sharing the gospel?|
ANSWER: Some believe that to urge anyone to do good is not enough. The gospel must somehow always be put forward. But the Bible seems to argue that good works will show one's salvation. James writes: "This is pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father, to visit orphans and widows in their distress ..." (James 1:27). He also writes "I will show you my faith by my works" (2:18). Paul says "Overcome evil with good" (Rom. 12:21). "Be wise in what is good" (16:19).
Thanks for asking.
Dr. Mal Couch