It’s Throwback Thursday! Time to take a look into the past to see what Charles Spurgeon, a great preacher of revival, said about the gospel message. Someday you ought to take the time to read some sermons from preachers of the past. Here is a good website to do this: http://www.sermonindex.net/. This website is the greatest source for revival on the internet in my opinion. The revival preachers preached the gospel much differently that we hear today from most preachers. Here is a quote from Charles Spurgeon:
“Avoid a sugar coated gospel. Seek the gospel that rips up, wounds and even kills, for that’s the gospel that makes alive again.”
A preacher is supposed to exhort and rebuke and not just tickle the ears.
2 Timothy 4:2-4 (NASB)
Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, 4 and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.