Words To Ponder
While not always inspiring, some have left us with quotes to make us ponder as we journey along to path to salvation. Start your day by reflecting on one of these quotes from an influential Christian in history.
What would you say of the man who saw his neighbour's house in danger of being burnt down, and never raise the cry of “Fire”? What ought to be said of us as ministers, if we call ourselves watchmen for souls, and yet see the fires of hell raging in the distance, and never give the alarm? Call it bad taste, if you like, to speak of hell. Call it charity to make things pleasant, and speak smoothly, and soothe men with constant lullaby of peace. From such notions of taste and charity may I ever be delivered! My notion of charity is to warn men plainly of danger. My notion of taste in the ministerial office, is to declare all the counsel of God. If I never spoke of hell, I should think I had kept back something that was profitable, and should look on myself as an accomplice of the devil.
J.C. Ryle (1816-1900)