Friday, September 28, 2007

[referring to John Wesley's preaching]
"Where do we hear such 'fire and brimstone' messages today? Our evangelists talk in dulcet tones only of love, and the result is that people are won to themselves instead of to God. Can this be the reason we see so few honest decisions for Jesus Christ?

And we have little emphasis upon holiness in our evangelistic crusades today. John Wesley, on the other hand, thundered that no one can be holy until he is born again. He added that holiness is the prerequisite to knowing God's so great salvation."
-Paris Reidhead, Getting Evangelicals Saved

1 comment:

Big Al said...

re: holiness is the prerequisite to knowing God's so great salvation."
Are we to understand that spiritually dead men are going to, in some way, possess or give mental assent to the derisability of holiness prior to "knowing God's so great salvation" which would have to mean, by the nature of the case, being born anew?