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
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Monday, November 10, 2014

Unite ONLY In Truth

It is better to be divided by truth than to be united in error.  It is better to speak the truth that hurts and then heals, than falsehood that comforts and then kills.  Let me tell you something friend, it is not love and it is not friendship if we fail to declare the whole counsel of God.  It is better to be hated for telling the truth, than to be loved for telling a lie.  It is impossible to find anyone in the Bible who was a power for God who did not have enemies and was not hated.  It's better to stand alone with the truth, than to be wrong with a multitude.  It is better to ultimately succeed with the truth than to temporarily succeed with a lie.  There is only one Gospel and Paul said, "If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed."

Adrian Rodgers, excerpt from talk, National Religious Broadcasters Convention, 1996.  Cited in "Quotable," The Berean Call, December 1996


Anonymous said...

A timely quote, for sure!


ali said...

I always appreciated the teachings of Dr. Rogers. Need many more like him today.