Saturday, October 11, 2008

On the Relationship Between Logic and Fire

What is preaching?

Answer: "[it is] logic on fire! eloquent reason! Are these contradictions? Of course they are not. Reason concerning truth ought to be mighty eloquent, as you see it in the case of the Apostle Paul and others. It is theology on fire. And a theology which does not take fire, I maintain, is a defective theology; or at least the man's understanding is defective. Preaching is theology coming through a man who is on fire. A true understanding and experience of the Truth must lead to this. I say again that a man who can speak about these things dispassionately has no right whatsoever to be in a pulpit and should never be allowed to enter one."

- Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Preaching and Preachers (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1971).

2 comments:

Van Komatsu said...

that's wassup! sounds words. martyn loyd jones was a beast.

donaldkim said...

good to see you blogging, bro. i love lloyd-jones. he became my earthly father of all things spiritual.