C. H. SPURGEON, June 9, 1895.
“Yet again it is the doctrine of God our Savior because He is the object of it; it all points to Him. If you hear a real gospel sermon, it directs you to look to Jesus Christ. That teaching which leads you to think of the priest and to think of the church, whatever there may be about them that is good, is not “the doctrine of God our Savior.” “To Him give all the prophets witness,” to Him the gospel continually points and this is the preacher’s one cry, “Behold the Lamb of God, which takes away the sin of the world.”
ADORNING THE DOCTRINE OF GOD OUR SAVIOR – CHARLES G. FINNEY, December 5, 1855.
“I AM afraid that there are some Christians who would hardly like the best preaching that they could ever have. The best doctrine that could ever be delivered would be like that of our Lord Jesus Christ, Himself; eminently ethical, full of precepts and words of wisdom for daily life. I verily believe that if some stern doctrinalists had heard some of Christ’s sermons, they would have said that they had not the gospel in them! He did not preach, every time He spoke, those grand doctrines which plainly show the way of salvation, but He frequently proclaimed those important precepts which show us the fruits of salvation and which help us to judge whether we have been saved or not.”