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Archibald G. Brown

A picture of Archibald G. Brown (1844-1922), a baptist preacher.
Archibald G. Brown (1844-1922) was a baptist preacher who is most frequently known as Spurgeon’s Successor. In reality, his pastoring the Metropolitan Tabernacle after C.H. Spurgeon’s death was only a small portion of a long career. Brown considered Christian political efforts to bring about social reform to be valueless. He also opposed the idea that the church provide activities and amusements to attract people, publishing a pamphlet called, “The Devil’s Mission of Amusement.”

I have sometimes been asked, “How little can someone believe of the Gospel and still be saved?” My answer is that, with the work of the Holy Spirit, an elect sinner who hears a very basic message can go away knowing much more than he immediately realizes. Certainly, it can be enough to believe and be saved.

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Is Salvation for You?

by Peter Ditzel

Is Salvation for You?

Have you ever wondered what will happen to you when you die? Will you simply go into oblivion and cease to exist? Will you experience eternal bliss in heaven? Or will you suffer unimaginable anguish forever in hell?

Most people have wondered about these questions, and great thinkers have tried to discover the answers. But frankly, no one can know the answers unless they are given or revealed to him. And the only One who can reveal them is God. He has determined the answers from eternity.

While the Creation makes known that there is a God, the Bible is God’s complete and only revelation to man in this age concerning those things necessary for glorifying God in worship and for man’s salvation and faith. Although He used many people to write it, it is all the Word of God. The Bible reveals what will happen to you when you die. But it also reveals some other things you should understand first.

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The Gospel of the Kingdom of God

by Peter Ditzel

There is an aspect to the Gospel that is not often mentioned in evangelism or even in scholarly discussions of the Gospel. But I don’t want to let it go unmentioned. It is an aspect that, for the most part, is now either overlooked completely or is completely distorted. What I have in mind is the “kingdom” facet of the Gospel.

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