Key Quote from "A Form of Sound Words" by Charles Spurgeon

Charles Surgeon: Form of Sound Words, p. 634-636 2 Timothy 1:13 “In the first place, every deviation from truth is a sin. It is not simply a sin for me to do a wrong act, but it is a sin for me to believe a wrong doctrine. Lately our ministers have absolved us all from obeying God in our judgments; they have told us point blank, (many of them, in their drawing-rooms, and some of them in the pulpit) that we shall never be asked in the day of judgment what we believed. We have been told that for our actions we shall be responsible, but for our faith we shall be irresponsible (or something very much like it). They have told us plainly, that the God who made us, although He has authority over our hands, our feet, our eyes, and our lips, hath but little authroity over our judgment; they have told us, that if we make ver such bluders in divinity, they are no sins, so long as we can live right lives! But is that true? No: the whole man is bound to serve God; and if God gives me a … [Read more...]

Thin Gospel vs. Thick Gospel

Thick Gospel Vs. Thick Gospel Gowing A God-Centered Evangelism When one things about evangelism and reaching peole wioth the Gospel one must look to the Centrality of sovereign, saving grace because the quickening grace of God in salvation completely exalts God. Grace is God-honoring and humanity-humbling. We must see the Gospel of Jesus Christ as a "Thick Gospel" and not a "Thin Gospel. " You may be asking, What in the world is a "Thick Gospel"? We all know that God initiates grace and that this grace frees us from the rejection of others in Evangelism. We know that evangelism is impossible without grace, for grace is what frees nonbelievers from their enslavement to sin. The problem with our understganding of the Gospel is that we stop our understanding of its relevance at the point a person profession Christ. For many Christians the Gospel is only for unbelievers becasue believers need to go beyond the Gospel in the the deeper-life.Nothing could be further from the truth. The … [Read more...]