Saturday, August 27, 2011

The plain preaching of Christ crucified

I once heard a sermon, most philosophic and metaphysical, which was prefaced by a prayer that God would convert sinners by it, a prayer which seemed a sarcasm upon the discourse.

We have had enough of intellectualism and oratorical polish, let them both be thrown out of window, as Jezebel was, with her painted cheeks, and let something better take their place — even the plain preaching of Christ crucified.

Since there is such infidelity abroad, is it not time for Christians to rise above the atmosphere of doubt, and walk in the light of God?

From a sermon by Charles Haddon Spurgeon entitled "Signs of the Times," delivered October 5, 1873. Image by mike138 on Flickr under Creative Commons License.

1 comment:

Wizbloger said...

Pastors constantly face the temptation to preach their own wisdom, or opinions. What counts is the Gospel of our Lord Jesus the Christ. The Word of God has the Power, not preachers word.