Monday, April 2, 2012

A Word for Preachers...John Brown on the Doctrine of the Atonement

"Let a man preach with the greatest ability and zeal everything in the Bible but the Cross, he shall, as to the great end of preaching, preach in vain. While, on the other hand, the honest preaching of the Cross — though in great weakness, and even when accompanied with great deficiencies as to a full declaration of the counsel of God on some other subjects — has usually been accompanied with the divine blessing. The doctrine of the atonement ought not to be the sole theme of the Christian ministry, but every doctrine, and every precept, of Christianity should be exhibited in their connection with this great master principle; and the leading object of the preacher should be to keep the mind and heart of his hearers steadily fixed on Christ Jesus — Christ Jesus crucified."

John Brown
An Exposition of the Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Galatians
(HT: Of First Importance)

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