When the Church Does Not Evangelize

Evangelism is the primary work of the Church, and when the Church does not evangelize, it becomes doctrinally cold, or, self-satisfied with its past achievements, will not produce fruit, and will shrivel in size. Evangelism will save a church from inroads of modernism — the two never exist together. True evangelism requires absolute confidence in the full gospel of the New Testament, and the deep conviction the only Christ can save men.

Wilbur M. Smith, Peloubet’ Select Notes on the International Bible Lessons for Christian Teaching: 1958 (Boston: W. A. Wilde Co., 1957), 90.

If the Lord Should Tarry Another 6,000 Years

Let not the missionary be afraid, even if for thousands of years to come there should be little apparent success to the preaching of the Gospel. If the Lord should tarry another 6,000 years, yes, six thousand years — and He may — we are still to go on working, still to go on laboring, looking for His coming and expecting it, but not relaxing our efforts because He pleases to delay it, for the Lord has sworn that all flesh shall know His Glory and you may depend upon it — there is no spot of earth that shall be left to be Satan’s dominion!

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834 – 1892)

HT: Reformed Quotes