Friday, July 13, 2007

The kind of preaching we need to hear today

“It is being said that the chief need of the Church today is to repent because of its ‘lack of unity’… We would suggest that before she repents of her disunity, she must repent of her apostasy. She must repent of her perversion of, and substitutes for, ‘the faith once delivered to the saints.’ She must repent of setting up her own thinking and methods over against the divine revelation in Holy Scripture. Here lies the reason for her lack of spiritual power and inability to deliver a living message in the power of the Holy Ghost to a world ready to perish.”

—D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, given at the annual meeting of the Inter-Varsity Fellowship in 1954

HT: Irish Calvinist

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