Saturday, June 12, 2010

“The gospel is preached in the ears of all men; it only comes with power to some. The power that is in the gospel does not lie in the eloquence of the preacher otherwise men would be converters of souls. Nor does it lie in the preacher’s learning; otherwise it could consists of the wisdom of men. We might preach till our tongues rotted, till we should exhaust our lungs and die, but never a soul would be converted unless there were mysterious power going with it – the Holy Ghost changing the will of man. O Sirs! We might as well preach to stone walls as preach to humanity unless the Holy Ghost be with the word, to give it power to convert the soul.”

HT: Colin Adams


Anonymous said...

Amen Geoff!

Tragically, I see leading figures in conservative denominations ( ahhhh...including one very close to me) asserting that traditional Gospel forms are ineffectual to reach certain segments of American society (e.g. Manhattan sophisticates). This is essentially Semi Pelagian inasmuch as it betrays a fatally flawed view of Total Inability and the Holy Spirit's necessary work of regeneration.

Keep up the good work son!


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