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Don’t Preach Repentance Until You’ve Pledged Your Head – Joseph Parker

The man whose little sermon is “repent” sets himself against his age, and will for the time being be battered mercilessly by the age whose moral tone he challenges.  There is but one end for such a man – “off with his head!”  You had better not try to preach repentance until you have pledged your head to heaven.

– Joseph Parker –

Darkest Century in History, Unless … – Gene Edwards

It is my studied judgment that some future generation will deem this to be the darkest century, in spiritual depth and spiritual experience, in church history – that is, unless something very radical happens along… soon.

– Gene Edwards –

Christians Are Cowards – Charles Finney

If Christians were not such cowards, and absolutely disobedient to this plain command of God… one thing would certainly come of it — either they would be murdered in the streets as martyrs, because men could not bear the intolerable presence of truth, or they would be speedily converted to God.

– Charles Finney –

Dead Men Preaching – Gilbert Tennent

For I am verily persuaded the generality of preachers talk of an unknown and unfelt Christ; and the reason why congregations have been so dead is, because they have had dead men preaching to them.

– Gilbert Tennent –

The Most Commercial Materialistic Christians Ever – Gene Edwards

More corrupt than the dark days before Luther; more impotently intellectual than during the heyday of Calvinism; more financially perverted than the days that caused John the Baptist to explode; more intoxicated with the drive for spiritual power than any age, yet exercising that outward power with less internal transformation than anyone since King Saul; enamored with the gifts, yet hardly knowing the Giver, our age has produced the most commercial, materialistic, fad-oriented people ever to claim His name.

– Gene Edwards –

Conformed to and Confident in Christ – Thomas Brooks

The more the soul is conformed to Christ, the more confident it will be of its interest in Christ.

– Thomas Brooks –
from Smooth Stones taken from Ancient Brooks: Selections from the Writings of Thomas Brooks

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