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of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is
wise." Proverbs 11:30
on to find out what it takes to be a soul winner!
The Prince of Preachers, Charles
Haddon Spurgeon (1834-92),
makes two statements at the beginning of his classic work "The
Soul Winner". Statement 1: Soul winning is the chief business
of the Christian minister. Statement 2: Soul winning should be the
main pursuit of every true believer. Would you agree with these bold
declarations? Let's find out.
With regard to Statement 1, there is probably
little disagreement among Christians. The professional clergyman is
expected to engage in evangelism regularly -- from the pulpit, in
his office, and wherever he happens to go during the day. After all,
it's his "calling" and fulltime occupation. It's what he's
being paid to do, isn't it?
But with regard to Statement 2, what do you
make of that? Should evangelism be the main pursuit of every true
Before we answer that question, let's ask a
related one: How many Christians do you know for whom this statement
applies? Do you know any believers that take evangelism that
seriously? So seriously, in fact, that you could say it is their
"main pursuit", i.e. their Number One Priority in life.
I'm trying really hard right now to come up
with a list of people I know personally that fit that description,
and I think I can count them on one hand. Hmmm. How about you? Yet
Charles Spurgeon says it should be the Number One Priority of every
true believer. I challenge you to let the weight of this statement
rest upon you.
How could one of the greatest preachers of
modern history say such a thing? After all, doesn't he understand
that the average Christian has to make a living, love his/her
spouse, raise the kids, pay for college and save for retirement, and
somewhere in the midst of that hectic life, take time to relax and
What possessed Spurgeon to place such
expectations upon us? I think the answer to that question lies in
Spurgeon's understanding of a simple biblical truth that the 21st
century evangelical church is slowly losing sight of: Judgment Day.
Could it be that we are not as concerned about the final destiny of
the lost as we should be?
Oh, that God would grant us an ever increasing
and always unswerving commitment to persuade people to "Kiss
the Son, lest He be angry and you be destroyed in your way, for His
wrath can flare up in a moment" (Psalm 2:12 NIV).
The purpose of this website is to enable every
true believer to become The Soul Winner.
To that end, I'd like you to have a free copy
of Charles Spurgeon's classic book, "The Soul Winner", as
a downloadable eBook. Please provide your name and email address
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After confirming your request, you'll receive a second email with
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entitled "Biblical Evangelism in the 21st Century". This
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Here's what you'll learn by reading "The Soul
does it mean to "win a soul"?
qualifications for soul winning
qualifications for soul winner
of soul winning sermons
to soul winning
induce people to win souls
raise the dead
win souls for Christ
of being a soul winner
sinners' life and work
saving -- our one business
in soul winning
to soul winners
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