The Bible says that the gospel is the power of God unto salvation. Today’s devotional offers proof that this is so. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Romans 1:16 (ESV)
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
“I stood up one night in my church in Chicago. The church was full, and a great many infidels were there. I had invited them to be there, as I was talking about ‘Infidelity: Its Causes, Consequences and Cure.’ I stopped in my sermon and said, ‘I want every man in this audience tonight that can honestly testify before God and this audience that he has been saved from drunkenness by the Gospel of Jesus Christ to stand up’; and two or three hundred men stood up as having been saved from drunkenness by the Gospel of Christ. I said, ‘That will do. Now we are going to be fair and give the other side a chance, and I want to ask any infidel in this audience tonight that has been saved from drunkenness by infidelity in any form to stand up.’ I looked round; at first I thought there wasn’t any one standing up. At last, away under the gallery, I saw one, a very ragged-looking sort of Senegambian, and he was drunk at the time…” [R. A. Torrey, Revival Addresses, Revival Addresses, (New York: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1908), p. 124-125]