The Free Gospel Call

I'm sitting here eating lunch (Toquitos baby!) and thinking about evangelism. A few people have asked for an explanation of my perspective. I hope to put something together tonight on the subject. For now I'll post a poem written Ralph Erskine and inspired by Isaiah 55:1-3 titled, The Free Gospel Call.

The Free Gospel Call"Ho, every thirsty soul, and all That poor and needy are, Here's water of salvation's well For you to come and share.

Here's freedom from sin and woe, And blessings all divine, Here streams of love and mercy flow, Like floods of milk and wine.

Approach the fountain head of bliss, That's open like the sea, The buyers that are moneyless, To poorest beggars free.

Why spend you all your wealth and pains, For that which is not bread, And for unsatisfying gains, On which no soul can feed ?

While vain ye seek with earthly toys, To fill an empty mind, You lose immortal solid joys, And feed upon the wind.

Incline your ear, and come to me; Hear and your soul shall live: For mercies sure as well as free, I bind myself to give."

- Ralph Erskine

Erskine also wrote an excellent poem about pipe smoking. Be sure to read "Smoking Spiritualized" when you get the chance.