Friday, April 25, 2008

No Better Gospel

C. H. Spurgeon is quoted as saying,

George Whitefield and John Wesley may have preached the gospel better than I, but they could not preach a better gospel.

What a statement! The gospel is sufficient as it is - it can't be improved on no matter how gifted the preacher. This should give all pastors confidence, but it should also give all Christians confidence when presenting the gospel to unbelievers. Paul said that the "gospel is the power of God unto salvation." It is not a man's ability, methods, or style -- it is the power of God in the gospel that saves! So we should never stray from the gospel for it is what God uses to save sinners. It is powerful. It is sufficient. Let us never be ashamed of it. What is the gospel?
Here is a good summary.

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