From Nathan Bingham who has blogged all week on Spurgeon’s evangelism using Steve Lawson’s lastest book The Gospel Focus of Charles Spurgeon.
Evangelism was at the heart of all that Spurgeon did. He said, “Soul-winning is the chief business of the Christian minister; indeed, it should be the main pursuit of every true believer.” Spurgeon gloried in pursuing conversions in his ministry: “God has sent us to preach in order that through the gospel of Jesus Christ, the sons of men may be reconciled to Him. . . . The glory of God being our chief object, we aim at it by seeking . . . the salvation of sinners.” So focused was Spurgeon on this endeavor that he affirmed, “I would rather be the means of saving a soul from death than be the greatest orator on earth.” As Geoff Thomas writes, “Holding consistently to the tension of divine sovereignty and human responsibility meant that Spurgeon, wholeheartedly and without restriction of any kind, exhorted unconverted persons to repent and believe and to come to Christ as the Son of God and receive Him immediately as Lord and Savior.” Spurgeon was, first and foremost, an evangelist.
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