And thus the churches were filled with unregenerate members!

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And thus the churches were filled with unregenerate members!

(Arthur Pink,ย 1886-1952)

Many of the pulpiteers of the past fifty years acted as though the first and last object of their calling was the salvation of souls, everything being made to bend to that aim. In consequence, the feeding of the sheep, the maintaining of Scriptural discipline in the church, and the inculcation of practical piety, was crowded out; and only too often all sorts of worldly devices and fleshly methods were employed under the plea that the end justified the means;ย and thus the churches were filled with unregenerate members!ย 

In reality, such men defeated their own aim. The hard heart must be ploughed and harrowed before it can be receptive to the gospel seed. Doctrinal instruction must be given on the character of God, the requirements of His Law, the nature and heinousness of sin–if a foundation is to be laid for true evangelism. It is useless to preach Christ unto souls, until they see and feel their desperate need of Him!

About Steve Rebus

โœžFollower of Christ, Husband, Guitarist, Drummer, Photographer....Oh and i'm also Blind too! ๐Ÿ˜€

2 Responses to “And thus the churches were filled with unregenerate members!”

  1. I completely and unreservedly agree with your posting on this matter Steve – keep speaking the Truth my Brother. Phil

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