If We Don’t Pour Contempt on Ourselves, God Will!

I thought to prepare myself for great things only to learn that it was the rough voice in the wilderness He planned to use and not the polished preacher; it was the weak, impulsive shepherd with the sling that He planned to use and not the mighty warrior with his armour of wit and arsenal of facts, doctrines, and learning.

If we don’t pour contempt on ourselves, GOD WILL!

By Henry Mahan

5 Comments on “If We Don’t Pour Contempt on Ourselves, God Will!

  1. “Theological Seminaries, in attempting to qualify men to preach the gospel, virtually profess to hold at their disposal the gifts of the Holy Ghost, and to impart them to men for money. This is anti-scriptural, and consequently anti-christian; as it was fully demonstrated by the apostle Peter, in the case of one Simon – See Acts 8:20.”
    (By Gilbert Beebe – Anti-Christian Institutions)

  2. “If a man be sent of God to preach the gospel, he wants no ordination from man; and if God has not sent him into the vineyard, not all the ordination of man can make him a minister.”
    (J.C. Philpot – The Administration of the Ordinances)

  3. “For who and what are our ministers, and how are they distinguished from their believing brethren? They are NOT educated at an Academy, and made into ministers there. They wear no distinctive dress, take no distinctive title, and assume no priestly position to separate or exalt them, as a peculiar and privileged caste, from above their fellow believers.”
    (J.C. Philpot – The Administration of the Ordinances)

  4. “Natural-made ministers, who have a gift in and by the stores of nature, as above, differ as much, and are quite as much of a different kind, from heaven-ordained, and grace-ordained, experimental, ransomed ministers, as heaven differs from hell.”
    (John Kay – Gospel Standard – Ministerial Gift – 1836)

  5. “What dry, miserable nurses are the college-clad, academy-made, sons of nature, who, not sent of Christ, preach him, but how? As Cain, with the fruits of the earth, which are cursed, the stores of nature, their own bread (Isaiah 4:1), natural intellect, judgment, and understanding, all fallen, the endowments of the first man (I Corinthians 15:45), of the earth, earthly, having nothing whatsoever to do with the second Man, the glorious Lord from heaven, the Lord Jesus Christ.”
    (John Kay – Gospel Standard – Ministerial Gift – 1836)

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