A Love For The Cross

“The [potential] pastor in question, it is said, is of good standing in the Church, and he has never denied the doctrines of grace. Therefore, it is urged, he should be called to the pastorate. But shall we be satisfied with such negative assurances? Shall we be satisfied with preachers who merely ‘do not deny’ the Cross of Christ? God grant that such satisfaction may be broken down! The people are perishing under the ministrations of those who ‘do not deny’ the Cross of Christ. Surely something more than that is needed. God send us ministers who, instead of merely avoiding denial of the Cross shall be on fire with the Cross, whose whole life shall be one burning sacrifice of gratitude to the blessed Saviour who loved them and gave Himself for them!” (J. Gresham Machen, Christianity and Liberalism (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1923), 175-176)

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One thought on “A Love For The Cross

  1. Thanks for your comments about the pastorate. I couldn’t agree more.
    Keep speaking out the church (Body of Christ) needs it.

    We are in a day of acceptance of just about anything and everything thanks to Robert Schuller and his disciple Rick Warren who started the ball rolling. Now we are rolling into the Emergent Church movement which is leading people away from the cross and the Bible to a belief that will end in destruction.

    Take Care and God Bless,
    Sandy

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