View Full Version : Nothing to do but save souls

Dec 4th 2008, 11:59 PM

"You have nothing to do but to save souls. Therefore spend and be spent in this work. And go always, not only to those that want you, but to those that want you most. Observe: It is not your business to preach so many times, and to take care of this or that society; but to save as many souls as you can; to bring them to repentance, and with all your power to build them up in holiness without which they cannot see the Lord."

--John Wesley

Dec 5th 2008, 12:29 AM
Amen! I like that! Awesome!

Dec 5th 2008, 01:21 AM
It's not rocket science is it?

Dec 7th 2008, 09:47 PM
"I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some."
- 1Co_9:22

Paulís great object was not merely to instruct and to improve, but to save. Anything short of this would have disappointed him; he would have men renewed in heart, forgiven, sanctified, in fact, saved. Have our Christian labours been aimed at anything below this great point? Then let us amend our ways, for of what avail will it be at the last great day to have taught and moralized men if they appear before God unsaved? Blood-red will our skirts be if through life we have sought inferior objects, and forgotten that men needed to be saved. Paul knew the ruin of manís natural state, and did not try to educate him, but to save him; he saw men sinking to hell, and did not talk of refining them, but of saving from the wrath to come. To compass their salvation, he gave himself up with untiring zeal to telling abroad the gospel, to warning and beseeching men to be reconciled to God. His prayers were importunate and his labours incessant. To save souls was his consuming passion, his ambition, his calling. He became a servant to all men, toiling for his race, feeling a woe within him if he preached not the gospel. He laid aside his preferences to prevent prejudice; he submitted his will in things indifferent, and if men would but receive the gospel, he raised no questions about forms or ceremonies: the gospel was the one all-important business with him. If he might save some he would be content. This was the crown for which he strove, the sole and sufficient reward of all his labours and self-denials.

Dear reader, have you and I lived to win souls at this noble rate? Are we possessed with the same all-absorbing desire? If not, why not? Jesus died for sinners, cannot we live for them? Where is our tenderness? Where our love to Christ, if we seek not his honour in the salvation of men? O that the Lord would saturate us through and through with an undying zeal for the souls of men.

Charles H. Spurgeon

Dec 7th 2008, 09:54 PM
Great thread, SFASH -

When push comes to shove, it's the Good News of the gospel that matters. Each will grow as God wills but they cannot grow without first being born again.

Thanks for this - it's made me smile inside!

Dec 8th 2008, 12:00 AM
Funny that I only notice this thread today. I had this desire in me to share with others what Jesus had done for me, but by still being new in Christ I was a bit shy and ashamed to say, a little scared too. This threat just inspired me that it is not up to me, but this is what God wants me to do.:hug: