Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Ah, my dear friends, we want nothing in these times for revival in the
world but the simple preaching of the gospel. This is the great battering
ram that shall dash down the bulwarks of iniquity. This is the great light
that shall scatter the darkness. We need not that men should be adopting
new schemes and new plans. We are glad of the agencies and assistance
which are continually arising; but after all, the true Jerusalem blade, the
sword that can cut to the piercing asunder of the joints and marrow, is the
preaching of the Word of God. We must never neglect it, never despise
it. The age in which the pulpit is despised, will be an age in which
gospel truth will cease to be honored….God forbid that we should begin to
depreciate preaching. Let us still honor it; let us look to it as God’s
ordained instrumentality, and we shall yet see in the world a repetition of
great wonders wrought by preaching in the name of Jesus Christ.

2 comments:

Kurt Michaelson said...

"The age in which the pulpit is despised, will be an age in which
gospel truth will cease to be honored..."

So true and we see this today with many pastors who are seeker-sensitive rather than spirit-led, who casually come before the congregation in jeans and flip-flop sandals, rather than a holy reverence and fear of God to preach the Word.

They are comfortable with their sermons rather than convicted by them, they preach friendship over the fear of God, there is just so much missing from pastors who do this that it breaks my heart and it must to God also, because the gospel truth has been dishonored greatly.

geoffrey kirkland said...

Kurt, great comments, man! Keep preaching the Word!

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