We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Do Not Tolerate False Teaching


If we would hold fast that which is good, we must never tolerate or support any doctrine which is not the pure doctrine of Christ’s Gospel. There is a hatred which is downright charity – that is the hatred of erroneous doctrine. There is an intolerance which is downright praiseworthy – that is the intolerance of false teaching in the pulpit. Who would ever think of tolerating a little poison given to them day by day? If men come among you who do not preach “all the counsel of God,” who do not preach of Christ, sin, holiness, of ruin, redemption, and regeneration, and do not preach of these things in a Scriptural way, you ought to cease to hear them.  
~ J.C. Ryle
Hat tip to Erin over at “Do Not Be Surprised...”

2 comments:

Ron Livesay said...

But some of those things make people feel so good - whine, whine. It is so much better to feel good than to insist on stale old doctrine. After all, this is 2011, and we all know the date trumps truth every time.

EBenz said...

Thanks for the HT, Glenn!