Mind you, Charles Spurgeon NEVER attended any theological college, yet, is regarded as one of the BEST preachers ever! Graduates from such seminaries come out being charlatans, their ultimate goal, for the most part, to satisfy their bellies. Of course, there are notable exceptions to this rule!
Christ gave His word to simple men! Should such simple men have the Holy Spirit in them, they shall have no trouble preaching God's word!
God be thanked for the simplicity of the gospel. The longer I live the more I bless God that we have not received a classical gospel, or a mathematical gospel, or a metaphysical gospel; it is not a gospel confined to scholars and men of genius, but a poor man’s gospel, a ploughman’s gospel; for that is the kind of gospel which we can live upon and die upon. It is to us not the luxury of refinement, but the staple food of life.
We want no fine words when the heart is heavy, neither do we need deep problems when we are lying upon the verge of eternity, weak in body and tempted in mind. At such times we magnify the blessed simplicity of the gospel. Jesus in the flesh made manifest becomes our soul’s bread. Jesus bleeding on the cross, a substitute for sinners, is our soul’s drink. This is the gospel for babes, and strong men want no more.
From a sermon by Charles Haddon Spurgeon entitled "Soul-Satisfying Bread," delivered May 18, 1873. Image by Steve-h on Flickr under Creative Commons License
Simplicity In Christ
(2 Corinthians 11:3)
Simplicity in Christ is founded in the Gospel. And all false cults and religion destroy the Gospel by making it something difficult and convoluted.
Paul warns the Corinthians of being fooled by such Satanic subtlety and we must heed that warning today. We are in the LAST days.