Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Distasteful Sentiments

A great preacher once said, "I would rather hear it said, 'That man said something in his message that made many of the people think less of him; he uttered most distasteful sentiments; he did nothing but drive at us with the Word of the Lord while he was preaching. His one aim was to bring us to repentance and faith in Christ.' That is the kind of man whom the Lord delights to bless." He also said, "Ministers who do not aim to cut deep are not worth their salt. God never sent a man who never troubles men's consciences." How do you trouble the deadened consciences of a dying world? You preach the Moral Law coupled with the surety of future punishment. You speak of God's holiness and of His wrath. These are not things that the world wants to hear, but hear them they must if we want them to be saved. There goes another minute. Gone forever. Go share your faith while you still have time.