No Sacrifice Too Great Essay

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“Some wish to live within the sound of church or chapel bell. I want to run a rescue ship within a yard of Hell.” (Zoppelt) While this seems like a bold and daring statement for one to make nonetheless it was the declaration of C.T. Studd. We live in a time where such a bold proclamation would be considered radical or extreme. Who would want to live with the ridicule incurred by such a statement? Who is really going to lay their body at the gates of hell and permit no one to pass? In this day and age the answer may be no one. However, it is the exact position God has called each of us who call upon Him to put ourselves in. You may be alone in your stand here on earth, but you have all of heaven rallied behind you sounding the victory cry.…show more content…
“Some wish to live within the sound of church or chapel bell. I want to run a rescue ship within a yard of Hell.” (Zoppelt) While this seems like a bold and daring statement for one to make nonetheless it was the declaration of C.T. Studd. We live in a time where such a bold proclamation would be considered radical or extreme. Who would want to live with the ridicule incurred by such a statement? Who is really going to lay their body at the gates of hell and permit no one to pass? In this day and age the answer may be no one. However, it is the exact position God has called each of us who call upon Him to put ourselves in. You may be alone in your stand here on earth, but you have all of heaven rallied behind you sounding the victory cry. It is a journey of faith in God alone. It isn‟t for the nominal Christian, the partially committed, or even the cool Christian; to take this stand you must “deny yourself and take up your cross daily” (New American Standard Luke 9:23). There are no half-hearted commitments only full surrender to the will and nature of God. Growing up C.T. (Charles Thomas) Studd was what you would call a nominal Christian. He went to church every Sunday, believed in God and lived a morally good life. Life in England consisted of hunting and cricket. These two things were held in high esteem in the Studd household. The year of 1877 found C.T. and his two brothers at Eton College playing cricket. Cricket became more than just a sport to C.T., it was his life.
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