Friday, April 11, 2008

Not called!

"'Not called!' did you say? 'Not heard the call,' I think you should say. Put your ear down to the Bible, and hear him bid you go and pull sinners out of the fire of sin. Put your ear down to the burdened, agonized heart of humanity, and listen to its pitiful wail for help. Go stand by the gates of hell, and hear the damned entreat you to go to their father's house and bid their brothers and sisters, and servants and masters not to come there. And then look Christ in the face, whose mercy you have professed to obey, and tell him whether you will join heart and soul and body and circumstances in the march to publish his mercy to the world."

William Booth

7 comments:

Roland said...

I think those in hell have a far greater desire to evangelize than we might think sometimes.
It shows that they care about others.
Is that then good?
Hmmm...
Now I have to go think about that myself for a while.

Joseph A. said...

Those in Hell will hate God as they demonstrated with their lives on Earth, so.. I kind of doubt they'll have evangelistic or even "good" feelings.

Joseph A. said...

One of the more alarming quotes from Booth: “In answer to your inquiry, I consider that the chief dangers which confront the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without regeneration, politics without God, and heaven without hell.”

WayneDawg said...

I might have to agree with Roland on this one Joseph....

To Roland's point, we see in Scripture that a 'certain' rich man did have some evangelistic zeal when he realized where he was at (Luke 16:19-31)...The rich man wanted Abraham to warn his family so that they too would not enter the place where he was at. But Abraham said no, citing that the rich mans family had Moses and the prophets to listen to.

The rich man pleaded with Abraham saying that if one from the dead could come back to warn the family to repent then they might do just that....but Abraham said that if they would not listen to Moses and the prophets, they would not listen to anyone that would rise from the dead.

But to Joseph's point....it took going to Hades for the rich man to finally obtain an evangelistic attitude and care for those who were lost........

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Chris Kratzer said...

Waynewawg, nice post! If you aren't fishing, you aren't following. Period. Matthew 4:19

Chris Kratzer said...

oops, "Waynedawg" sorry bro.

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