The Announcement of Salvation

I’m not quite sure how to think about William Barclay.  There are some indications that his theology was heterodox.  But his commentaries have some great stuff in them!  Here’s one from The Letters of James and Peter (Philadelphia: Westminster, 1958), 214-15:

Preaching is the announcement of salvation; it is the bringing of the gospel, the good news.  Preaching may at different times have many notes and many aspects, but fundamentally it is the proclamation of the gospel.  The preacher may at times have to warn, to threaten and to condemn; he may have to remind men of the judgment of God and the wrath of God; but basically, beyond all else, the message of the preacher is the announcement of salvation.


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