THE POWER OF THE GOSPEL
There has been, I am convinced, too much emphasis put upon building up the church in numbers, to the oversight and exclusion of making sure people know, understand and obey from the heart the truth as revealed by Divine inspiration. This has not been true everywhere nor with everyone; and I believe that more today are awaking to the existing condition, and are putting the emphasis where it belongs—on the gospel in its purity. Indeed, the gospel is God’s power to save (Rom. 1:16); and those not drawn by it are certainly not drawn to Christ. The word of God is “able to save our souls” (Jas. 1:21), so let us be content to preach it plainly and God will give the increase.