Friday, March 03, 2006

Chalmers plea for passionate ministry

As we head into the weekend, here is a quote from Thomas Chalmers from my own “Defining Quotes” file. This statement comes from Dr. Chalmers’ sermon on the day of the funeral of Princess Charlotte of Wales:
‘Is there no room for men of zeal and of strength, who might go forth among these wanderers, and compel them to come in; for men of holy fervour, who might set the terrors of hell and the free offer of salvation before them; for men of affection, who might visit the sick, the dying, and the afflicted; for men who fastened their most intense aim on the great object of preparing sinners for eternity …?’
-quoted by Thomas Bridgman in The Nature and Necessity of a Revival of Vital Godliness: A Sermon (Montrose: Smith & Hill, 1820), p. 14, footnote.

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