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Ashamed of the Gospel : when the Church becomes like the world

Author: John MacArthur
Publisher: Wheaton, Ill. : Crossway Books, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the late 1880s, Charles Spurgeon warned that the Church was drifting away from the purity of the Gospel. Instead of boldly proclaiming the truths of Scripture, Christians were candy-coating the Word, being careful not to offend anyone. As a result, Christianity's influence in nineteenth-century England was severely weakened. Now, 100 years later, John MacArthur is sounding the same alarm. And it's a warning the  Read more...
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Named Person: C H Spurgeon; C H Spurgeon
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John MacArthur
ISBN: 0891077294 9780891077299 1856840808 9781856840804
OCLC Number: 28184037
Description: 254 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Christianity on the down-grade --
The user-friendly church? --
Gimme that show-time religion --
All things to all men --
The foolishness of God --
The power of God unto salvation --
Paul on Mars' Hill --
The sovereignty of God in salvation --
I will build my church --
Appendix 1 : Spurgeon and the down-grade controversy --
Appendix 2 : Charles Finney and American evangelical pragmatism --
Appendix 3 : carnal vs. spiritual wisdom.
Responsibility: John F. MacArthur, Jr.

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In the late 1880s, Charles Spurgeon warned that the Church was drifting away from the purity of the Gospel. Instead of boldly proclaiming the truths of Scripture, Christians were candy-coating the Word, being careful not to offend anyone. As a result, Christianity's influence in nineteenth-century England was severely weakened. Now, 100 years later, John MacArthur is sounding the same alarm. And it's a warning the Church just can't ignore. The signs of compromise are all around us. Numbers have become more important than the message. Churches are offering up "Show-Time" religion instead of the "Old-Time" religion. Pastors have turned to the marketing industry to help them draw people in rather than relying on the sovereign power of God. Until all that changes -- until we return to our calling to go into all the world and preach the Gospel without shame -- the Church is in danger of losing its impact on society. And that would be our generation's greatest loss. - Publisher.

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