“God is now declaring to men that all people everywhere should repent.” – Acts 17:30
Prior to the coming of Jesus Christ, there had not been a full revelation of God to man. The revelation of God was completed in Jesus Christ. Because of Christ's sacrificial death on the cross, for the sins of mankind and His glorious resurrection from the dead, man's sin could no longer be overlooked and so God in His grace gave humanity a fresh start. And so having overlooked the long centuries of human ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all people everywhere should repent, God demands repentance, and no one is excluded from God’s demand to repent – they should turn away from their pagan ways, and turn to Christ and be saved. In His grace and mercy, we have been privileged to hear the wonderful truth of the gospel of Christ.
May we seek to tell others the good news of salvation, who like these men of Athens remain dead in their trespasses and sins and eternally estranged from the God Who created them, the same God Who died for their sins on Calvary's cross, so that by faith in Him, they might live with Him, forever.