Ashamed of the Gospel: When the Church Becomes Like the World

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Crossway Books, 2001 - Social Science - 266 pages
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"Everywhere there is apathy. Nobody cares whether that which is preached is true or false. A sermon is a sermon whatever the subject; only, the shorter it is the better." Charles Haddon Spurgeon

In the late 1800s, Charles Spurgeon warned that the Church was drifting away from the purity of the Gospel. Instead of boldly proclaiming the truths of Scripture, Christians were candy-coating the Word, being careful not to offend anyone. As a result, Christianity's influence in nineteenth-century England was severely weakened.

Now, 100 years later, John MacArthur is sounding the same alarm. And it's a warning the Church just can't ignore.

The signs of compromise are all around us: Numbers have become more important than the message. Churches are offering up "Show-Time" religion instead of the "Old-Time" religion. Pastors have turned to the marketing industry to help them draw people in rather than relying on the sovereign power of God.

Until all that changes--until we return to our calling to go into all the world and preach the Gospel without shame--the Church is in danger of losing its impact on society. And that would be our generation's greatest loss.

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User Review  - carolintallahassee -

This book gives a great view of what is wrong in churches today, and how it started. When JESUS told HIS disciples the signs that would precede HIS Return, HE told them there would be a falling away ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dawson Brooks -

While staying at a friend's place, I devoured John MacArthur's book, Ashamed of the Gospel. The message of the book (When the Church becomes like the world) is so relevant, not only to the Church in ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

John F. MacArthur, Jr., is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, CA, and the president of The Master's College and Seminary. A graduate of Talbot School of Theology, he is heard daily on the radio program "Grace to You," and his audio cassette tapes have reached millions worldwide.

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