The only effectual means for reforming…

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The only effectual means for reforming mankind

“I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes!” Romans 1:16

The Gospel of Christ, the glorious Gospel of the blessed God–is the only effectual means for reforming mankind.

The Gospel removes difficulties insurmountable to human power.The only effectual means for reforming mankind
It causes the blind to see,
the deaf to hear,
it softens the heart of stone,
and raises the dead in trespasses and sins, to a life of holiness.

No force but that of the Gospel is sufficient . . .
to remove the mountainous load of guilt from the soul,
calm the violence of tumultuous passions,
to raise a vile worldling from groveling in the mire of sensuality or avarice–to a spiritual and divine life, a life of communion with God.

No system but the Gospel can communicate motives, encouragements, and prospects–sufficient to withstand and counteract all the snares and temptations with which the spirit of this world, by its frowns or its smiles–will endeavor either to intimidate us, or to bribe us from the path of duty.

In a word, gospel salvation will expand the narrow selfish heart and fill it with a spirit of love to God, cheerful unreserved obedience to His will, and benevolence to mankind!

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