He who wins souls is wise

Just thought I would put a link on here to Clay Trumbull, who a few years ago wrote a very clear and persuasive book arguing that far more effective, for the kingdom of God, is spending time with individuals and ‘prescribing’ them the medicine of the gospel, than standing every Sunday before a large congregation and entreating hundreds at once to be saved – you don’t know what impact you have.  Although it might feel like we are ‘wounding’ our friends, by pointing out that they are sinners, and that they will spend hell in eternity, as it says in Proverbs: “Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.”  I venture to suggest if we kiss our friends, but do not share the gospel with them, then we are nearer to enemies than friends in the end.

Follow this link to read online (or you can download a pdf copy) this remarkable book by Trumbull (I think I have already blogged on it before) clearly explaining how in a number of cases he was able to lead individuals to God.  We all need some of his anointing for friendship and the ultimate kindness!

About stayingfaithful

I am looking for anything that relates to life and to a fuller life. I am bored by the normal and the natural and interested in the supernatural. There must be more than this. We were put on this earth for more than a nine to five prison, as someone said a few years ago.
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