The Gospel Rejected

“When the gospel was preached, instead of being accepted and admired, one universal hiss went up to heaven; men could not bear it; its first Preacher they dragged to the brow of the hill, and would have sent him down headlong: yea, they did more, they nailed him to the cross, and there they let him languish out his dying life in agony such as no man hath borne since. All his chosen ministers have been hated and abhorred by worldlings; instead of being listened to, they have been scoffed at; treated as if they were the offscouring of all things, and the very scum of mankind.”

—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. Hey Jon,

    Hope you are well brother…. this was a great post… if so they treated our Lord, shall we expect to be carried about on the shoulders of worldlings in celebration of our great message? Not hardly….

    Thanks for you daily encouragements and reminders!

    In Christ love,

    • Thank you for your encouragement, Shaan.

      May the Lord continue to bless you in your service to Him and your witness for Him.

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