The Simple Gospel

“When I was about fifteen or sixteen years of age, I wanted a Savior, and I heard the gospel preached by a poor man, who said in the name of Jesus—’Look unto me and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth.; It was very plain English, and I understood it, and obeyed it and found rest.

I owe all my happiness since then to the same plain doctrine.

Now, suppose that I were to say, ‘I have read a great many books, and there are a great many people willing to hear me. I really could not preach such a commonplace gospel as I did at the first. I must put it in a sophisticated way, so that none but the elite can understand me.’
I should be—what should I be? I should be a fool, writ large.

I should be worse than that, I should be a traitor to my God; for if I was saved by a simple gospel, then I am bound to preach that same simple gospel till I die, so that others too may be saved by it.

When I cease to preach salvation by faith in Jesus put me into a lunatic asylum, for you may be sure that my mind is gone.”

-Charles Spurgeon


2 Responses to The Simple Gospel

  1. I envy the folks who heard this great man of God speak. We in our day are not so privileged. Oh many toot their horn but is a fast and low toot that doesn’t carry to far.

    • Chris says:

      Hi Manny. I too would have loved to hear him preach. He has his critics and we know he wasn’t perfect, but I’ve never heard “preaching” like the words of his I’ve read. He was truly gifted and a blessing to generations.

      So good to hear from you.

      God’s blessings…

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