Quotes (770)

No higher honor can be imagined than that of being Christ’s ambassadors, and proclaiming in Christ’s name the forgiveness of sins to a lost world. But let us ever beware of investing the ministerial office with one jot more of power and authority than Christ conferred upon it. To treat ministers as being in any sense mediators between God and man, is to rob Christ of His prerogative, to hide saving truth from sinners, and to exalt ordained men to a position which they are totally unqualified to fill.

- J.C. Ryle

1816 – 1900

One thought on “Quotes (770)

  1. DavidW says:

    “Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds.” (Rev. 20:11-13)

    This pretty much flattens man. Doctorates, degrees, best sellers, persuasive arguments, success plans, people pleasing, debating skills, political correctness, social games, large followings, powerful friends…all that man holds in such high regard mean absolutely nothing to God. Nor will any of those things benefit any man in The Judgment.

    So why would we want to follow any man?

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