The Preaching I Hate

Of all the preaching in the world, I hate that preaching which tends to make the hearers laugh, or to move their minds with tickling levity and affect them as stage plays used to, instead of affecting them with a holy reverence for the name of God.

Richard Baxter  (1615 – 1691)

About Greg Coleman

I am a Particular Baptist who affirms the absolute sovereignty of the triune Godhead in all things. The fullness of the Godhead dwells in the God-man Jesus Christ. He is the Creator, Sustainer, Redeemer, Disposer and Judge of all that ever was, is now or ever shall be. Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and men. He was made to be sin for his people and saved them from their sins by his substitutionary, sacrificial death on the cross thereby satisfying the justice and wrath of God against them. The sufficiency of his death to the satisfaction of God’s justice is proven by his physical resurrection from the dead and enthronement in glory at the right hand of the Father. Jesus Christ is coming again to judge the living and the dead. Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.
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2 Responses to The Preaching I Hate

  1. timbob says:

    Good afternoon. This statement is so relevant that it could have been uttered last week. Many in positions of responsibility resort to comedy and entertainment. Only through the preaching of the word of God can the Holy Spirit can minister to the hearers. thanks for making this statement known.

    Blessings always in Jesus name.

    • Greg Coleman says:

      Thank you brother for the comment. You and I are in agreement. Baxter spoke those words in the 17th century. Spurgeon made his observation regarding clowns in the pulpit in the 19th century. It is here if you are interested:

      Thanks for visiting APBB and commenting.

      God bless.

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