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

Author: John MacArthur
Publisher: Wheaton, Ill. : Crossway Books, [2001]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Expanded edView all editions and formats
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"Everywhere there is apathy. Nobody cares whether that which is preached is true or false. A sermon is a sermon whatever the subject; only, the shorter it is the better." Charles Haddon Spurgeon. In the late 1800s, 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  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: 1581342888 9781581342888
OCLC Number: 50554666
Notes: Only the 1993 original copyright date is noted on the book's t.p. verso.
"Expanded edition" is printed on the book indicating a later publication date than the original 1993. A 2001 publication date for this "expanded edition" is listed at multiple sources such as Amazon.com and Abebooks. Revisions such as the number of pages (i.e 254 pages in the 1993 publication vs. 266 pages in the 2001 publication) also verify a revised edition.
Description: xx, 266 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface. Chapter 1. Christianity on the Down-grade --
Chapter 2. The User-Friendly Church? --
Chapter 3. Gimme That Show-Time Religion --
Chapter 4. All Things to All Men --
Chapter 5. The Foolishness of God --
Chapter 6. The Power of God Unto Salvation --
Chapter 7. Paul On Mars' Hill --
Chapter 8. The Sovereignty of God in Salvation --
Chapter 9. I Will Build My Church --
Chapter 10. Epilogue. Appendix 1: Spurgeon and the Down-Grade Controversy --
Appendix 2: Charles Finney and American Evangelical Pragmatism --
Appendix 3: Carnal vs. Spiritual Wisdom --
Appendix 4: "Evangelicals and Catholics Together" (ECT) Update. Scripture Index. Subject Index.
Responsibility: John F. MacArthur, Jr.
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"Everywhere there is apathy. Nobody cares whether that which is preached is true or false. A sermon is a sermon whatever the subject; only, the shorter it is the better." Charles Haddon Spurgeon. In the late 1800s, 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. - Back cover.

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