"Scriptures teach that all things in the church should be
pure, simple, and removed as far as possible from the elements and pomps of
this world!" Richard Cox, Puritan
"The church of Christ is a common hospital,
wherein all are in some measure sick of some spiritual disease or another.
Therefore we should all have have cause to exercise mutual kindness and
humility." Richard Sibbes
"That very church which the world likes best—is sure to be that which
God most abhors!" Spurgeon
Darryl Erkel's insightful articles on
New Testament Ecclesiology
Feeding Sheep or Amusing Goats?
The one game most
Away with such
an old-time Christianity
playpen where the crying babies must be appeased!
dislike square pews, and bad music
desire is . . .
Toys and playthings of the religious babyhouse
Most punctilious in
their religious rituals!
Philpot's letter of
resignation from the Church of England
and qualifications for the ministry
Constant multiplication of corrupted copies
ice-house, instead of a hot house!
The masses demand
that which will soothe them in their sins and amuse them while they journey
down the Broad Road!
The cause of all
the formality, apathy, and lukewarmness in the church!
methods of our present golden-calf Christianity!
The chief dangers which will confront the church in the coming century!
and noses racket!
just such husks do the religious swine feed!
Evangelicalism has been smothered to death by extra-Scriptural rubbish!
What a farce it all
Religion is not to be confined to devotional exercises
Fault-finding is the
easiest of all tasks!
That always brings
down the wrath of the religious majority!
Jesus Christ Himself!
Essential to eminent
The star of the show!
It is better to stay at
home and read God's Word
That time has arrived
One reason why the church has so little
influence over the world!
outward dress and garb of religion
Frequent mingling with the professing church?
We all naturally love to have a pope of our own!
'reverence' is due to me!
The art of preaching
A pretty, cultured
sort of evangelism
apostolic face and a Judas heart
Not markedly different
The striped candy
The way to do good is to amuse people!
only smile worth having
Solemn words to ministers
Are you seeking great
things for yourself?
Pride, self-conceit, and self-exaltation
sad motley mixture
That irresponsible, amusement-mad paganized pseudo-religion!
Four kinds of churches
Ministers are often desirous of . . .
How am I to worship God?
stable, a hovel, a hedge, any unadorned corner!
A wonderful Mecca for
The most gorgeous cathedral service
life preaches all the week
The worst enemy of mankind!
Alas, what an
amount of powerless machinery we have in the so-called religious world!
What does our church
Mr. Pride gets a wound in the head
Poisonous weeds in the church!
attraction of the cross!
iceberg in the Church!
New methods, new plans, new organizations!
CHALLENGE FOR THE PASTORS
Where, O where?
The best of men are only men at their very best
The devil's old delusion!
preachers of the day
What a lesson is here for ministers!
keep the circus going!
noblest ecclesiastical edifice
No child's play!
Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem
O you vainglorious churches!
you are dead!
To Him, they must be playthings and toys!
To Him they must
be playthings and toys
These religious toys which we have whittled out for ourselves!
with ulterior motives...
Ox or Donkey?
And thus the churches were filled with unregenerate members!
A heap of ostentatious service
How can you save souls without a committee?
enemies of the Church!
She has listened to the blandishments of those who would woo her away!
Example Of Ministers
The A and the Z
So deplorable a state!
Poisonous weeds in the Church!
The best service...
Religion, preachers, and
A filthy, stinking bag of worms!
The best sermons!
words to ministers!
scarce and precious than a bar of gold!
Slumbering saints and dead sinners!
death, and hell, and worlds unknown!
Soldiers of the
A lost labor!
Have nothing to do with them!
That very church which the world likes best!
Get out of the
greatest mischief in the world
The great woe is not the presence of these religious toys and trifles
God's religion is
High offices in the church
should the church look like?
Our great concern
Christianity to the average evangelical church member!
What the Church
They are helpers to the cause of the devil
Half the diseases of Christianity
WE NEED REVIVAL
not child's play!
OUR FORMS OF
The best man
in the church!
What are we doing?
What is the
I am sure they would not admit you to their fellowship!
How to fill
Nothing worse can happen to a Church!
church's greatest need!
shall always find him in Church!
Familiarity with sacred things
Need For Reformation in Pastoral Ministry
How few have singleness of eye to God's glory
Religion, if you please, is now big business!
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