The Gospel Ambassador

A High-Calvinist Magazine “The Gospel Ambassador; Or, Christian Pilgrim’s Friend” started in 1840, designed to counter the “errors” of the Gospel Herald and Gospel Standard magazines. It is unclear the exact errors the magazine proposed to correct, but when a dispute broke out between John Kershaw (1792-1870) and James Wells (1803-1872), the Gospel Ambassador threw its support behind Wells.

  • Isaac Johnson,  The Gospel Ambassador

    “God Is For Me”

    Is God for me? I fear not, though all against me rise; When I call on Christ, my Saviour, the host of evil flies. My Friend—the Lord Almighty, and He who loves me—God. What enemy shall harm me, though coming as a flood?” “When I cry unto Thee, then shall mine enemies be turned back: this I know; for God is for me.”—Ps 56:9 Happy, thrice happy is the man who has the eternal God for his Refuge; under whom "the everlasting arms" are eternally placed; and who with heaven-inspired confidence can say, "God is for me." There never was a period, in duration's endless round, in which this language did not stand true, concerning the Church collectively, and every individual member of Christ's mystical…

  • The Gospel Ambassador

    On Faith

    As faith is no way to be understood so well as by its effect, we cannot do better than trace it in its operations, for as it is a divine principle, emanating from God and taking possession of his beloved family, disposing them to love and serve God with all their hearts and souls, working in them both to will and to do of His own good pleasure; so it is a grace that human reason can never comprehend, nor fallen nature submit to, nor the will of man embrace, as this faith is the gift of God, Eph. 2:6, and without it it is impossible to please God, for what is not of faith is sin. Thus it appears that without this divine principle…