A Gospel for Everyone

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Frederick II of Prussia (called “the Great”) was king of Prussia from 1740-1786. More than a king, he also was an innovative military leader, skilled musician, and enlightened thinker who interacted with many leading minds of his time. He believed he was part of an elite group, and the masses could never rise above their limitations. He expressed many of these thoughts in a letter he wrote in April 1759 to Voltaire, the great French philosopher and thinker.

Frederick asked Voltaire to “admit the truth” that only a few people could understand deep subjects like “philosophy and the arts.” To him, “the great masses” always would “remain as nature made them,” just “malevolent animals.”

This has been a prejudice shared by many throughout time—the belief that some, by breeding, education, experience, and/or nature, simply are superior. This thinking has even been applied to Christianity at times.

However, Jesus brought a completely different message. The Gospel wasn’t for a small elite, but for everyone—men and women, fishermen and tax collectors, rulers and servants, old and young. His disciples followed in His footsteps and, on the day of Pentecost, Peter told the throng that “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Acts 2:21).

Paul stressed this same point when he declared anyone can be an heir of the promises of God—slave or free, and no matter what background.

Today, realize all of God’s promises are true…for you! He has a great plan for your life. Don’t let anything keep you from receiving all the power and abundance He offers you. You can experience victory and fulfill your God-given destiny!