Spurgeon presented the gospel with tender, compassionate appeals to the lost. He maintained that the saving message of Christ is good news that should come through the preacher in loving tones. Spurgeon was filled with love for the souls of those without Christ.
He stated: 'My whole soul has agonized over men, every nerve of my body has been strained, and I could have wept my very being out of my eyes, and carried my whole frame away in a flood of tears, if I could but win souls. On such occasions, how we preach! As if we had men before us personally, and were clutching them, and begging them to come to Christ!' Such tenderheartedness, he believed, is necessary to win hearts.
- Steven Lawson, The Gospel Focus of Charles Spurgeon
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