17 December 2010

Preach the gospel!

Jesus said, “Preach the gospel to every creature.” But men are getting tired of the divine plan; they are going to be saved by the priest, going to be saved by the music, going to be saved by theatricals, and nobody knows what! Well, they may try these things as long as ever they like; but nothing can ever come of the whole thing but utter disappointment and confusion, God dishonored, the gospel travestied, hypocrites manufactured by thousands, and the church dragged down to the level of the world. Stand to your guns, brethren, and go on preaching and teaching nothing but the Word of God, for it pleases God still, by the foolishness of preaching, to save them that believe; and this text still stands true, “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”

- C. H. Spurgeon
1834 – 1892

Hat Tip to DefendingContending

1 comment:

  1. Yes! "Preach and teach..." He commanded it! (Matthew 28)

    He also commanded that we "Baptize". (also Matthew 28)

    "Baptism now saves you, also" (1st Peter)

    God commanded these things. So we can trust that He is at work in them.

    Thanks, Wayne!