Item description for Around the Wicket Gate: Help for Those Who Only Know about Christ (C.H. Spurgeon Classics) by C. H. Spurgeon...
Overview Around the Wicket Gate was written by Spurgeon to those who had some knowledge of the Gospel message but as yet were outside of Christ. Spurgeon makes it clear that to be 'almost a Christian' is a most dangerous state. Here he presents in his own compelling manner the full and free salvation of God through trust in Jesus Christ alone
Publishers Description The greatest of all tragedies must be that of the person who dies just outside the gate of life. They are standing, as it were, just outside the Wicket gate to the church grounds - seeing the beauty of the building, knowing the people going in - but not stepping over the threshold themselves.Almost saved but altogether lost. This is a book of immeasurable value to those who have some knowledge of the Christian Faith but who are resisting God's call to commit their lives to him. No Christian should be without a copy, to either lend or give away to a friend or acquaintance who may be lingering at the gate. 'Around the wicket Gate' is written in Spurgeon's unique style - sharp, penetrating, and easily readable. One of the most quoted preachers of modern times, his sermons have proved to be a blessing to millions. For someone thinking about Christianity, who has yet to accept Christ as their saviour, reading this book could be the most important step they ever take.
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Studio: Christian Focus
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.8" Width: 5.14" Height: 0.23" Weight: 0.1 lbs.
Release Date Jan 20, 2011
Publisher Christian Focus Publications
Series C.H. Spurgeon Classics
ISBN 0906731542 ISBN13 9780906731543
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More About C. H. Spurgeon
C. H. Spurgeon, the great Victorian preacher, was one of the most influential people of the second half of the 19th Century. At the heart of his desire to preach was a fierce love of people, a desire that meant he did not neglect his pastoral ministry.
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The gospel: The power of God to save. Apr 15, 2005
The title of this book relates to Bunyan's Pilgrims Progress. The Pilgrim had to go through a little wicket gate, which stands for the entrance into the Kingdom (or salvation).
Charles Spurgeon, a greatly gifted physician of souls, was concerned that many hung around the wicket gate, as it were, but did not go in. Part of the problem being that they found many reasons to exclude themselves from the simple, honest and real invitation to every man, woman and child, who was willing to enter in. Remember the leper who came to Jesus and said: "If You are willing, You can make me clean"? Jesus answered: "I am willing, be clean", and with that He touched and healed the sick man. There was no lack of willingness in Jesus. All who come to Him for salvation will find it, because He was so willing that He actually died to get us in.
But even to believers the mysteries of the wicket gate can be quite daunting. After all, if we are not sure how we got in the gate, we can hardly recommend it to others! It only takes a little doubt to shut us up, and make us feel that if we only ploughed our way through a virtual library of books our assurance in the gospel would return. This won't do.
But what should someone do to be saved? Must they conclude that the wicket gate, that gives them access to light and life, is actually their baptism; or their going forward in a meeting; or their sinner's prayer; or even their spoken declaration to follow Jesus? This is what this small book is concerned with and helps us understand.
Why do I recommend this book to you? I do so because the gospel is at once utterly simple and at the same time profoundly deep. The gospel is, actually, if you wish to look at it like this, an introduction to the real and living Lord, Jesus Christ. It is not just accepting a number of propositions; neither is it simply getting your head round some difficult concepts. It is quite literally to encounter Jesus for yourself.
The reason that the gospel is the power of God to save is that it presents Jesus. The evangelist doesn't save people, nor, in a sense, does the repentant sinner get HIMSELF saved. The gospel is a wicket gate - a door. That door is Jesus. It's not just about Jesus; it is Jesus! "I am the door", says Jesus, "He who enters by Me shall be saved".
When you get excited about the "wicket gate" you aren't just getting excited about some method or way of salvation, you are getting excited about Jesus; the Jesus that died and rose again for you. That's why I can happily recommend this book to you: I want you to know Him.
Christ-like preaching Jul 12, 2004
In this work, Pastor Spurgeon offers a highly insightful and much-needed presentation of the gospel of Jesus Christ. People should read and meditate on each chapter. It is best not to read the book in one sitting, but read it in sessions. Spurgeon is one of the best literary preachers that I know. I absolutely love his work.
I loved this book - Feb 23, 2000
This book is great because of its simplicity and its beautiful illustrations of Biblical principles. I highly recommend this book to anyone and I recommend that you lend it to your friends, too. It is small but powerful.
around the wicket gate Feb 4, 2000
Spurgeon's book is a concise look at scriptural teaching on what true salvation is, and is not. He uses the allegory "Pilgrim's Progress" to illustrate his teachings on the matter. This book is an easy read, but pithy and thought-provoking. I enjoyed this book very much and have passed it on to others.