(J. W. Alexander, "Letters to Young Ministers
on The Cultivation of Personal Piety")
Every preacher of the gospel should earnestly
strive to attain the experience of the truths
which he communicates, and to have every
doctrine which he utters turned into vital
exercises of his heart; so that when he stands
up to speak in the name of God, there may be
that indescribable freshness and penetrativeness.
That a man is a
minister is no guarantee that
he shall not be cast into hell-fire! The hell of
apostate ministers must be doubly severe!