November 11, 2009

John Stott on Our Need to Apeal in our Proclamations

Tom Ascol tweeted an excellent quote by John Stott:
It is not enough to expound a thoroughly orthodox doctrine of reconciliation if we never beg people to come to Christ.
John Stott, The Cross of Christ (Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 1986), 201.

I would add this: And we will never sincerely "beg people to come to Christ" until we are thoroughly persuaded that God himself wishes all men to be saved in the revealed will and through our appeals, as taught by the passage (2 Cor. 5:18-20) that Stott is expounding.

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