Guarding the Gospel

“Many good people think that they ought to guard the Gospel, but it is never so safe as when it stands out in its own naked majesty. It needs no covering from us.

When we protect it with provisos, guard it with exceptions and qualify it with observations, it is like David in Saul’s armor—it is hampered and hindered and you may even hear it cry, ‘I cannot go with these.’

Let the Gospel alone and it will save! Qualify it and the salt has lost its savor.”

– Charles Spurgeon, “The Dying Thief in a New Light” (sermon on Luke 23:40-42, preached on August 23, 1885)

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One Response to “Guarding the Gospel”

  1. Dennis Griffith Says:

    Dr. Don Hoke stated, at my ordination service: “Some people think they need to protect the gospel. Our Call is to proclaim the Gospel. The Gospel faithfully proclaied protects itself.”

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