There are no closed doors to the Gospel

I ran across a wonderful quote this morning on daveblackonline

“There are no closed doors to the Gospel provided that, once you get inside, you don’t care whether you ever come out again.” — Brother Andrew.

Brother Andrew is a Christian missionary best known for smuggling Bibles into communist countries during the height of the Cold War. He wrote a book about his experiences entitled, “God’s Smuggler.” His quote and his book reveal an attitude every Christian should pray for — the attitude Christ, himself, alluded to in John 12…

Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. — John 12:24-25

May God grant that we come to care more about the Gospel than we do our very lives. He has clearly granted it before.

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About Chip
Chip is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN. He served more than five years on the staff of the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana as Director of Communications and Public Relations, editor of the Indiana Baptist newsjournal, and regular contributor to the Baptist Press, the official news service of the Southern Baptist Convention. He currently earns his living as a writer. He serves his local church as a teacher and deacon and his local Baptist Association as a Seminary Extension instructor and supply preacher.

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