This message is one of Pastor's 94-message series entitled "Texts That Changed History." The series was begun on October 2, 2011 and finished on November 9, 2014. This message follow the same general format as each of the sermons in the series. Attention is first given to context and exposition. Then the highlights of the history of the individual are presented as an indication of how the text changed the man who then went on to change history.
The doctrine of the substitutionary atonement of the Lord Jesus brought Oswald J. Smith to the new birth. He spent the rest of his life pastoring, writing hymns... and raising millions of dollars for overseas missions.