Pearcey Report

Pearcey Report

Monday, January 19, 2009

The Courage To Be Protestant

The Courage To Be Protestant.

Started the book this morning. 


Talk about being insightful!


These are the insights which try the Evangelical soul, deep down!


Our initial reaction? 


Ignore it.


Next, we will ridicule it.


Sometime later, we will give serious attention to it and, finally, we will say, “Well, this has always been out thought!”


But, between then and now, the Shamgars within the Evangelical Community will take note and heart!


Thankfully, in the good providence of God, the Shamgars always know when something stinks, irrespective of the ruling mindset! 


They may be “unlearned and ignorant” but, generally they have learned to “correctly handle the word of truth”.


More importantly, they have learned the central issue, yea, the crucial issue is “equipping the saints for the work of ministry”.


The church has never lacked for clergy!  Sigh.


Nor has she lacked for organizational genius.


It has consistently lacked an equipped “insurgent force”!


Forgive me, but I, personally liken an “insurgent force” to the biblical example of “leaven”.


Genius and organization will not will the day.


Leaven (committed and equipped insurgents) will!


Are you a Shamgar?  If not, why not?





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