Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Undermines

"Preaching that downplays God's wrath does not enhance evangelism; it undermines it. The solemnity of the gospel and the fear of God are utterly trampled when the preacher denies the reality and severity of eternal punishment...The seriousness of sin is depreciated by this teaching. And therefore the gospel itself is subverted." -

Quote, "The earthen-ness of the vessel does not take away from the excellency of the treasure."