Solemn words to ministers!
from Mary Winslow's, "Heaven Opened"
Do not speak peace to a poor soul before God has spoken it.
The murder of souls is the most dire of all murders!
Hold in memory Ezekiel 33:7-8, "Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the
house of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from Me. When I
say to the wicked, 'O wicked man, you will surely die,' and you do not speak out
to dissuade him from his ways, that wicked man will die for his sin, and I will
hold you accountable for his blood."
I wish that every man who considers he has been called of the Holy Spirit to
preach the Gospel had this whole chapter written upon his heart. In your
preaching separate the precious from the vile, and be ready at a moment's
warning to give an account of your stewardship. Great is your responsibility!
Oh, be faithful over a few things, that you may have a "Well done, good and
I heard a clergyman in your neighborhood say, "All that we have to do is to keep
the people quiet." This man was never called of the Holy Spirit to preach
Christ's Gospel. Satan is only too pleased with such. This is just as the
Deceiver would have it. He would keep the people quiet in their own sins, and
say, "There is no danger; it is time enough yet, for you are good enough, and
have done no evil, at any rate, you are no worse than others. Peace, peace!"