Category Archives: Gospel

Charles Spurgeon on the missionary call: “The Mission languishes for want of men.”

Speaking to the students of the pastor’s college of which he was president, Spurgeon remarked: We ought not to put it on this foot,–not, “Can I prove that I ought to go?” but, “Can I prove that I ought not to go?” … Continue reading

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C.H. Spurgeon: “When I hear my Heavenly Father say that a man is a fool, I dare not think him wise.”

I never feel, when I meet with intellectual men, who look down upon me as a mere preacher of platitudes, that they have any right to do so. To them I give place by subjection, no, not for an hour. … Continue reading

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Andrew Das on Galatians 1:6-7 and our “age of rampant sensitivity training”

Commenting on Galatians 1:6-7, “I am astonished that you are so quickly turning away from the one who called you in the grace of Christ to a different gospel. Not that there is another gospel, but some people are confusing … Continue reading

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John Stott on “the first and most basic conviction which underlies all authentic evangelism”

Commenting on Romans 1:1-6 and the phrase “the gospel of God.” The Christian good news is “the gospel of God.” The apostles did not invent it; it was revealed and entrusted to them by God. This is still the first … Continue reading

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Tim Keller on “Religious repentance vs. gospel repentance”

In religion our only hope is to live a life good enough to require God to bless us, so every instance of sin and repentance is therefore traumatic, unnatural, and threatening. Only under great duress do religious people admit they … Continue reading

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Eckhard Schnabel: “Paul was a missionary, not a religionist involved in a dialogue.”

After working through Paul’s teaching in Romans 1:18-32 and Acts 17:22-31, Schnabel responds to a document (“Ecumenical considerations for dialogue and relations with people of other religions”) put out by the World Council of Churches in 2002: While the apostle … Continue reading

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Colin Marshal and Tony Payne on “church growth” vs. “gospel growth”

We talk a lot these days about church growth. And when we think about our lack of growth, we think of the lack of growth of our particular congregation: the stagnation or decline in numbers, the wobbly state of the … Continue reading

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