Could Hardly Wait to Tell My Wife About This Phil Johnson, this talk on Spurgeon was very helpful to remember how we are in a spiritual battle and a good encouragement to not think it a strange thing that as we grow in our faith and take a stand for Christ, and the Gospel, and for the obedience of faith that will honor Him, on what God Himself says to us in the Bible, some will not like it at all and may very wrongly and maliciously treat us as an enemy. In my own life it makes me realize some of the things that I am passionate about are well worth the grief I need to face to be faithful to God's will for us and myself as well.
Great and Timely Sermon! The part about saying that everyone admires Spurgeon, Luther, Calvin...in THEIR reformations within a corrupt church age "but nobody could bear with them now", is right on the mark. Dare anyone take modern, and especially "reformed" and orthodox churches to task, or question a pastor about such corruptions as outlined in 2 Tim. 3 (which this speaker specifically reads), and watch them gnash their teeth and cast you out.
The only disturbing thing about this message is the frequent laughter, outbursts, or clapping of the pastoral audience, rather a mark of the party-spirit of the world (like in political parties) toward a very serious message, than of holy reverence, sober-mindedness, grave, etc. Herein lies the real problem of the modern church, as with Israel, it's with the shepherds...for which the sheep are scattered.
Phil Johnson is Executive Director of Grace to You, the media ministry of John MacArthur. Phil is also an elder at Grace Community Church, where he pastors the GraceLife fellowship group. He is probably best known for his websites, which include The Spurgeon Archive and The Hall...