Friday, December 15, 2006

'Seekers' Are Poor Judges of Their Needs

From the OldTruth.com blog:

"Convicted sinners are very poor judges of what "will do them good". The very things which they think they need, are often the very things that are snares to their souls. How is it possible for "natural man, who discerneth not the things of the Spirit of God", to tell what will do him good? He has no sincere liking for God, or the truth of God. And if likings are to be consulted, the truth must often be sacrificed.

It is better to trouble his conscience, than to please his heart. A convicted sinner is the last person in the world to judge justly, in regard to the kind of instruction he needs. He will seize error more readily than truth, and if his tastes are consulted, his soul will be endangered. In consulting such tastes lies the cunning art deceivers, who lead crowds to admire them, and run after them, and talk of them, while they care not for the truth, "deceiving and being deceived"."

--Ichabod Spencer, A Pastor's Sketches, 1850

4 Comments:

Blogger Phil Perkins said...

Kenny,
There is no such thing as a seeker sensitive church. Those that say they are actually are sensitive to nobody.

Paul said, "11THERE IS NONE WHO UNDERSTANDS,THERE IS NONE WHO SEEKS FOR GOD."

Think that one through,
Phil Perkins.

12:40 PM  
Blogger Kennyo said...

You are right Phil.

ISAIAH 64:7

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think this is the reason revivals do not seem to occur until the Church begins to pray. Only God changes the hearts and calls the sinner.
Hank

8:24 AM  
Blogger Eve said...

Jesus says "Seek and ye shall find." If there are no seekers, there are no finders, and we are ALL doomed including you.
Also, this post claims that a "convicted sinner" cannot know what he/she needs, but if the sinner is truly convicted, then it is God leading them to water, and God who will discern their needs.

2:01 PM  

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