Thursday, March 13, 2008

No Publicity Necessary

I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth. So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but God who causes the growth (I Cor 3:6-7).

We're the New Calvinists. No, the Reformed Evangelicals. No, no, the Classic Christians.
Instead of attempting to form new alliances and organizations, we need to discern what God is doing. His work will last for eternity. It is one of the brightest hopes in the United States at the present time that gospel preachers, from different denominational backgrounds, are being spontaneously drawn together in a common concern to advance the cause of Christ. This cause does not need new labels or structures; most of all it needs the anointing of the Spirit, more prayer, love, and humility. Announcements of success, or satisfaction with numbers, are to be feared rather than sought. God’s work needs no publicity. A true advance and recovery will be marked by the sense of weakness and need which gives all glory to God. Let us not stop short of seeking a real spiritual awakening!
- Iain Murray, "A Senior Saint on Unity," in 9Marks eJournal 5/2 (Mar/April 2008).

We serve the sovereign and working King until He returns... truth happens.

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