'Compelling, convicting, persuasive preaching, revealing God's mercy and redemption to dying souls, is seldom heard today. The noblest art ever granted to our fallen human race has almost disappeared.'
Even where the free offer of the Gospel is treasured in principle, regular evangelistic preaching has become a rarity, contends the author. These pages tackle the inhibitions, theological and practical, and provide powerful encouragement for physicians of souls to preach the Gospel.
Extracts from this book:
Evangelicals of the past never lost sight of the true meaning of the word [gospel], insisting that 'gospel' (or 'good news') indicated nothing other than the soul-saving elements of the faith.
Now, however, the unthinkable has happened as evangelicals have abandoned their inheritance and opted for the broader sense, making 'gospel' a mere synonym for 'Bible' so that it covers any and all aspects of biblical truth. By this new definition, whenever a preacher feeds the saints, he believes that he is preaching the gospel. If he gives a theological paper to fellow-pastors in a fraternal, he thinks he is ministering the gospel. Whenever he teaches any aspect of Christian doctrine, he feels that he is dispensing an aspect of the gospel. He may never devote a sermon to unconverted people, explaining their need, showing them Christ, stirring their consciences, warning them of the consequences of rejecting Him, and remonstrating with them to seek Him. So what? His conscience will not trouble him, because he believes that whenever he preaches, and whatever he preaches, he is preaching the gospel.