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The Call to the Ministry, Part 13 (PROCLAIM! 27)

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Our Scripture verse on preaching is Galatians 1:9-10 which reads: "As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ."

Our quote on preaching today is from George Whitefield. He said, "To preach more than half an hour, a man should be an angel himself or have angels for hearers."

Our first topic is titled "The Call to the Ministry, Part 13" from "Lectures to My Students" by Charles H. Spurgeon. He writes:

We have occasionally had applications at which, perhaps, you would be amazed, from men who are evidently fluent enough, and who answer all our questions very well, except those upon their doctrinal views, to which repeatedly we have had this answer: "Mr. So-and-so is prepared to receive the doctrines of the College whatever they may be!" In all such cases we never deliberate a moment, the instantaneous negative is given. I mention it, because it illustrates our conviction that men are not called to the ministry who have no knowledge and no definite belief. When young fellows say that they have not made up their minds upon theology, they ought to go back to the Sunday-school until they have.

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