Today, Christians are told that if you can make sinners comfortable, they’ll be more open to the gospel. If you can convince them that the Bible’s message poses no threat to their way of life, perhaps they’ll believe. Remove the offense of the gospel, and maybe they’ll accept it—and you.
This dangerous nonsense isn’t new. Charles Spurgeon battled the same pragmatic philosophy more than a century ago, faithfully arguing that the Word of God alone is sufficient to penetrate sin-hardened hearts.
In Ashamed of the Gospel, John MacArthur gives a biblical analysis of the pragmatism that has infected the church and delivers a compelling call to the church today: Stand firm on the Word of God—it is the only good news with the power to save.