Christ’s Gospel or the Devil’s?

“It is of no use for any of you to try to be soul-winners if you are not bearing fruit in your own lives. How can you serve the Lord with your lips if you do not serve Him with your lives? How can you preach His gospel with your tongues, when with hands, feet, and heart you are preaching the devil’s gospel, and setting up an antichrist by your practical unholiness?”

—Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)

About Jon J. Cardwell

"The Spirited Speaker" - Pastor of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Anniston, Alabama. Nationally recognized speaker and publisher. Author of several books, including the bestseller, Christ and Him Crucified.


  1. Tomorrow is our prayer meeting and I think I will take this quote by Spurgeon to share.

    We are in the midst of a 3 month preparation period during which we are praying and seeking God before setting out to share the Gospel in our neighborhood.

    The thoughts expressed by Spurgeon are also in line with what you shared yesterday.

    Very helpful. Thank you.

    • It’s wonderful that your church is praying and seeking God to go out and share the gospel. Certainly, as individuals, we should be ready to give to every man an answer for the reason of the hope that lies in us; yet, I believe that a congregation, in most instances, should seek the Lord before moving out.

      There are certainly exceptions in the Word, e.g., Moses and Israel crossing the Red Sea… but they were already on the move with the hand of God certainly upon them in that clear direction. But typically, any ministry or missionary endeavor that gathers in prayer are following the model in Antioch from Acts 13.

      Please let your pastor know that I am praying for you all and joining you in prayer for the Lord’s blessing and leading so that Christ’s name would be made known and that your city would be turned upside down for God’s glory.

  2. I will definitely tell him. And, thank you for your prayers. We most certainly need them!

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