The Soul Winner

By David J. Stewart | February 2009
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“And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet
of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!” —Romans 10:15

       God calls THE SOUL WINNER “beautiful.” I don't know about you, but that's enough reason for me to want to be a soulwinner right there. If it means that much to God, then we ought to go soul-winning on a regular basis, everywhere we go, to please God. THE SOUL WINNER is dear to God.

Soulwinning is not a method for churches today; rather, it is a command for all Christians to follow. Jesus commanded us to “Go ye” in Matthew 28:19-20 . . .

“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

This passage of Scripture is commonly referred to as THE GREAT COMMISSION. Part of The Great Commission is for us to TEACH new converts to carry on the same teachings which Jesus taught in the Scriptures. This includes teaching new converts to become soulwinners and to teach their converts to become soulwinners and so forth. Jesus fully intended for the process to perpetuate.

THE SOUL WINNER continually sets their heart and mind on eternity . . .

“But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none; And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not; And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away. But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord” (1st Corinthians 7:29-32).

In other words, we should not place too much weight upon the events of this temporal life, which passeth away. THE SOUL WINNER needs to keep eternity in view at all time, redeeming the time, because our time here on earth is short.

THE SOUL WINNER abides in Christ. Jesus said in John 15:5, “I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.” The context here is that we cannot do anything without the presence of the Lord's Spirit, i.e., the Holy Spirit. America's churches are filled with religious workers who labor in their own strength, in vain, and souls are not saved through their efforts. The Salvation Army is a prime example of where apostasy leads an organization. The problem is that an organization cannot abide in Christ, individual believers must; but they have not, and so the Salvation Army is a corpse today, whose spiritual life is long departed and souls are no longer being saved.

THE SOUL WINNER walks with God, abiding in Christ, praying for God's Holy Spirit to work in the hearts of lost sinners . . . “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much” (James 5:16). God's Word must abide in our heart, if we are to be used of God to win the lost to Christ. 1st Peter 1:23 tells us that it is the Word of God that is THE SEED by which lost sinners are BORN-AGAIN. There is much religious work being done today independent of the Word of God. It is utter apostasy and heathendom! There can be NO salvation apart from the SEED of God's Word. The very Gospel of Jesus Christ is the foundation of the Scriptures by which we are saved. 

THE SOUL WINNER hates sin, because sin is the cause of eternal punishment. Here is what the mighty man of God, Dr. Lee Roberson, had to say concerning eternal punishment . . .

“Somebody says, 'The thought of Hell is so horrible.' Well, my friend, so is cancer, so is tuberculosis, so is the grave. Someone said, 'I believe sin ought to be punished, but not for eternity.' That's your view, not God's.

Again another says, 'I don't believe in the wrath of God.' Then you don't believe your Bible. The Bible says the wrath of God abideth on the one who doesn't believe in Jesus Christ. He is lost forever.

Now, these things come to us out of the Word of God. The teaching of eternal punishment should give us a hatred for sin. We ought to hate sin. The reason we have changed so much in this day in all of our churches is that we are not hearing much on this subject. Therefore, we endorse sin. We engage in sin. We camouflage the sin in our lives and allow things to go by, instead of hating sin as God wants us to hate sin . . .

The teaching of eternal punishment should give us a passion for the souls of men.”

SOURCE: Dr. Lee Roberson, from the book, Disturbing Questions... Solid Answers, chapter 16, pgs. 196-198; copyright, Sword of the Lord publishers, 1978

THE SOUL WINNER has a passion for lost souls. The Bible states in 2nd Corinthians 5:11, “Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men . . .” Hebrews 10:31, “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” Oh, that men would fear the Lord! The soul-conscious believer knows that “the Scripture cannot be broken” (John 10:35) and that God will make good on His Word to cast lost sinners into the Lake of Fire for all eternity.

THE SOUL WINNER has “an honest and good heart” toward God . . . “But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience” (Luke 8:15). Notice that soulwinning requires PATIENCE. Even if we abide in Christ, and His Word abides in us, the Bible still reminds us that we must be patient to see souls saved. We cannot save anybody, that is God's department. All God requires of us is to preach the Word.


Dr. James Sightler: Defender Of The Inspiration Of The King James Bible!

“Every word in this Bible is inspired by God almighty!”
—Dr. Jack Hyles (a great quote from the classic sermon, “
A Friend At Midnight”)

Psalms 116:15, “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.”

“The only inspired Words of God are in the King James Bible!”
—Dr. Jack Hyles (an awesome quote —Dr. Jack Hyles (THE REAL BATTLE!”)

“And brother, any time anybody ever casts any reflection upon the accuracy and the inspiration—verbal inspiration—of this Bible, I'll guarantee you he was inspired by the demons. I'll guarantee you! I don't care if he's got a 'reverend' in front of his name. I don't care if he has a clerical collar on. I don't care what school he's been to. He's of the Devil if he says that the Bible is not verbally inspired by God! —Dr. Jack Hyles, a great quote from the awesome MP3 sermon titled, “Satan's masterpiece

BATTLE OF THE AGES (MP3 by Dr. Hyles, “The King James Bible crowd is going to come out on top!”)

“The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.” ―Elie Wiesel

I am appalled at the indifference amongst professed Christians today concerning the corrupting of God's Word. They just don't care which Bible is God's Word. I'm talking about thousands of shameful apostate religious colleges today, that are INDIFFERENT toward the hundreds of perverted English Bibles, all of which are the Devil's way of depriving people of the true and pure Word of God. Consequently, there are many false plans of salvations being taught in the churches today, mainly the heresy of manmade repentance, aka, Lordship Salvation. Here is a truthful quote from Pastor Jack Hyles...

“God has a special rebuke, again and again and again in the Bible, toward those people who keep their neutrality in the work of God!” —SOURCE: Dr. Jack Hyles, a quote from the great MP3 sermon, “Where Were You In The Battle?

Imputation At Salvation
(by Dr. Jack Hyles, from the awesome book, Salvation Is More Than Being Saved)

Why Lordship Salvation Is Wrong!
(an excellent MP3 sermon by Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold)

(an awesome video sermon by Pastor Danny Castle)

Getting Started Soul-Winning
(MP3 series by Pastor Steven L. Anderson)

“The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.” —Psalms 68:11

“How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” —Psalms 119:103

3rd John 1:8, “We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth.”

“Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places
you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.”
―John Wesley

Why There's A Hell
(MP3 sermon by Pastor Danny Castle)

“In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not THE GOSPEL of our Lord Jesus Christ.” —2nd Thessalonians 1:8

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