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Acts 17:6

English Evangelist

It was said of the apostles, “These that have turned the world upside down are come hither” (Acts 17:6).

There is a story told of an eccentric English evangelist who took that text for one of his open-air sermons in a new place. He began by saying, “First, the world is wrong side up. Second, the world must be turned upside down. Third, we are the men to set it right.”

In the man’s quaint phrases, this is really the purpose of the gospel. It is God’s way of making things right.

A. B. Simpson, quoted in The Best of A. B. Simpson.

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