Thursday, May 31, 2007

Vance Havner vs. Emergents

I'm not sure when Vance Havner preached this sermon but he died in 1986. This quote below is almost prophetic to what is happening in evangelical circles today where some feel we need to rethink and re-imagine our beliefs. It seems to me that when you keep things simple and don't try to judge the Word but rather let the Word of God judge you, you tend to understand the truth more clearly.

Thank you Lord for your TRUTH! It's so refreshing to hear it in this desert of Emerging apostasy.

"It's very fashionable these days to have a spell every once in a while of re-examining our faith. I get awfully tired of it. We make a fresh study of Genesis once in a while and the inspiration of the scriptures and the resurrection, just about everything else. Trying to prove at this late date what our fathers never doubted to begin with. Why are we so busy about trying to establish it now? We've let the world, the flesh and the devil trick us into re-thinking what doesn't need re-thinking. It just needs re-living. And if we do too much of that, it's going to give the impression that we're not sure about it ourselves. We keep on examining the foundations of our faith the world's going to say "well, they must be worried about it themselves"."

--Vance Havner (1901-1986), from the sermon "What Jesus Wants for His Church"


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen, and AMEN!

15 lines of inspired teaching, enought to completely undermine 288 pages from Alan Jones.

I still find it truly amazing how simple the gospel is, yet the depth that I have yet to uncover.


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