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(Free eBook) The Following of Christ by Greg Gordon

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The Following of Christ by Greg Gordon
The Following of Christ by Greg Gordon

“Enter in by the narrow gate...”

Verses like this one can be confusing to the modern Christian mind. How does this apply to my daily experience? The answer to this question and others lies in a secret truth that the early believers closely guarded. It was the secret of Martyrdom.

In The Following of Christ, Greg Gordon gives us a glimpse of what following the Lord truly meant to the Early Church. Join hands with your nail-pierced Lord’s hand and learn of that great cloud of witnesses (Hebrews 12:1) who have gone before us, some giving their very lives.

What Others Are Saying?

"This little book helps us to not only admire the ancient Christian martyrs, but to examine our lives and prepare for own martyrdom should God will it. As Greg reminds us, God grants special grace to those whom He calls to suffer by the sacrifice of their lives, enabling them to be fearless and even triumphant." - David Servant, Founder of Heavens Family

The prevailing passion of every true saint has always been to know Jesus Christ, to make Him the central focus of life, to love Him with all one’s heart. The theme of “The Following of Christ” is that He is worth living for and He is worth dying for. This is the message the Church needs today! - Steve Gallagher, President, Pure Life Ministries

"This Booklet is a great blessing to me and it shows the true side of Christianity, which is truly different from the world. As I think about Christians I know I wonder how many Western World Christians will be able to bear reading the booklet. It is a wake-up call. Jesus said that we cannot be His disciple if we love our life more than him that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world," Phil. 2:15" - Rev. Edgar Reich, Revival USA Canada

Turning back to the past to underline the importance of a message to the present generation is a method we find multiple times in scriptures (Hebrews 12: 1ff.; 1 Cor. 10: 1ff.; etc). This is of especial value in our day where scores of Christians are forced to give their lives as drink offering on account of their commitment to Christ. Pastor Greg Gordon is offering us a timely call to turn to see ‘the cloud of witnesses (martyrs)’ from the Christian history to help our own footsteps after Jesus. I found this booklet worth reading for the pilgrims towards their progress in Christ. - Pastor Johnson George of Bethel Christian Assembly

"Author Greg Gordon's new book, The following of Christ, shares a Biblical perspective about suffering and persecution that is incredibly practical and useful. He gives a fresh insight about the theme of suffering. This subject is of great relevance to the global church at this time in history. - +Bishop M A Lalachan -Executive Director Transformation India Movement-Bihar, India

Get it for Free!

Most well written books are sold for sums of money but God has put a conviction on Greg Gordon's heart to not sell these books but as much as possible offer them freely to the body of Christ. You can download the ebook free on AMAZON KINDLE, PDF, EPUB, BARNES&NOBLE, KOBO, ITUNES, SCRIBD. Leave a review on the Amazon Page or other pages if the book has touched you or encouraged you in some way in your Christian walk.

This is the full preface by David Servant, that is not in the ebook version, enjoy it and consider downloading the entire ebook:

“All who desire to live godly in Christ will be persecuted” (2 Tim 3:12)

So promised Paul, who simply reiterated what Jesus repeatedly taught His disciples. To be a follower of Christ is to be one who is persecuted. We should question our faith if it does not attract at least some verbal persecution. Jesus warned, “Woe to you when all men speak well of you” (Luke 6:26).

Yet there are harsher forms of persecution that some followers of Christ have endured, including the loss of possessions, job, homeland, friends, family—and as Greg Gordon points out in this book—even life itself.

Throughout the centuries since Christ gave His life, millions of His followers have imitated Him in literally laying down their lives. In fact, in our day annual martyrdoms number in the thousands worldwide. And if I’m reading my Bible correctly, there are many martyrs yet to be made.

Certainly Christ requires all His followers to at least be willing to die for Him, whether we are ever granted the opportunity or not. Thus, we should think about it and ask ourselves if we are willing. We fool ourselves, however, if we think we are willing to die for Christ when are unwilling to live for Him, obeying His commandments.

This little book helps us to not only admire the ancient Christian martyrs, but to examine our lives and prepare for own martyrdom should God will it. As Greg reminds us, God grants special grace to those whom He calls to suffer by the sacrifice of their lives, enabling them to be fearless and even triumphant.

May this book help us all to better live for Christ’s cause—and to die for it, if need be.

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