Thursday, December 1, 2011

L. R. Scarborough on Soul-Winning

Plan of Salvation
“The winner needs to be right on the plan of salvation. This is basic. Salvation is by grace through faith plus nothing. [He goes on to quote Ephesians 2:8-10; Romans 3:24; Titus 3:5.] The conditions of this grace are repentance (Acts 3:19; 17:30; 19:4; 20:21) and faith (John 1:12; 3:16-36; 5:24).”
-L. R. Scarborough, With Christ After the Lost, Southwestern Library of Centennial Classics, revised by E. D. Head; 1942, 2008.

Soul Winning and Worldly Pleasure
“Indulgence in worldly pleasures is death to our influence in winning men to Christ, and the harboring of secret sins is spiritual paralysis to our power with God. ‘Your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost’ (1 Corinthians 6:19), and God’s temple should be untainted.”
-L. R. Scarborough, With Christ After the Lost.

Associate with Soul-Winners
Association with great soul-winners, in person and through books, will stimulate your own compassion of heart. Eternity alone will tell the full story of the influence of Paul, of Spurgeon, of Moody, in creating the soul-winning hunger in others.”
-L. R. Scarborough, With Christ After the Lost.

Zechariah 4:6
“Eloquence and charm of voice in song or speech may sweep men off their feet temporarily, but it takes the power of God to win them from their sins and regenerate them.”
-L. R. Scarborough, With Christ After the Lost.

L. R. Scarborough (AD 1870-1945) was a pastor, evangelist, author, founded and taught the first seminary “Chair of Evangelism,” and was the second president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, Texas ( Scarborough also served as president of the Southern Baptist Convention. His book, With Christ After the Lost, was used for many years in seminaries as an evangelism textbook.

-David R. Brumbelow, Gulf Coast Pastor, December 1, AD 2011.

L. R. Scarborough on Tracts
Other articles listed in lower right margin.


  1. A good word and great reminders from Dr. Scarborough! Blessings! - Ron Hale

  2. Ron,
    Send me your email address when you get a chance.
    David R. Brumbelow

  3. David ... Your autographed copy of Ancient Wine and the Bible arrived today! After the Christmas events slow down around church, I look forward to sitting by the fireplace and enjoying a good read. Thanks for your ministry of writing! <>< Ron Hale

  4. Ron,
    You're welcome. I think you'll enjoy it. Look forward to hearing what you think of it.
    David R. Brumbelow


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