Thursday, April 15, 2010

John Angell James on Keeping Watch

“The friends of evangelical doctrine, and the advocates of orthodoxy, have the following objects to keep ever in view in this age; they must take care of their Bibles, that they be not mutilated or curtailed by lawless criticism; they must take care of their theology, that it be not perverted by false philosophy; and they must take care of their pulpits, that they be not occupied by heretical, unspiritual, or incompetent ministers.”

"Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers" - 1 Timothy 4:16


David R. Nelson said...

Thank you, Ray, for these very timely quotations from a true man of God. I actually posted yesterday's quote on my blog. The nature of his focus makes one think that he wrote these things today! That we absolutely need them is evident in the effete condition of the church.

Ray Van Neste said...

Thanks David