Friday, October 06, 2006

"Many a preacher is now in hell, who hath a hundred times called upon his hearers to use the utmost care and diligence to escape it."

Richard Baxter, The Reformed Pastor (Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth Trust, 2001; orginally published in 1656), 53.


Stephen said...

That's a pretty terrifying quote.

Nick Hill said...

Yes, it is something to think through soberly, that it is not being a minister/pastor that saves someone, but it is through faith alone, in Christ alone, with true saving faith be evidenced by the fruit of a changed life: ever increasing growth into the likeness of Jesus Christ: love, joy, peace, patience, purity, etc. "Justification is by faith alone, but faith is not alone."