The Believer's Witness in Christ
To speak what I do not believe is hypocrisy. Not to speak what I do believe is cowardly. To speak what I believe only when and where I know it will be received is deceitful.
Pastor Henry Mahan
Contending for the truth against the errors of modern religion is the duty of God's servants. I hope our spirit is one of genuine love to all the chosen of God; but today's rule of charity which requires us to keep silent on certain points in order to avoid controversy, I utterly despise. It is treason to the Lord Jesus to be silent on any point where He has spoken and the honor of His gospel is concerned. It is easy on the flesh to deal in generalities, to denounce hyper-this or hyper-that, and to claim to be a friend to all; but it is required of the loyal servant of King Jesus to maintain His crown-rights and to stand up for His gospel of glory and grace.
Pastor Henry Maha
The Lord had shown great mercy to this poor sinner, setting him free from demons and from sin. Now He tells him to go home to his family and friends and be THE LORD'S WITNESS.
Do not go home and begin to preach. Do not go home and take up the great doctrines of grace and expound them. Do not go home and strive to bring everyone to your views and beliefs. Do not go home and condemn all who do not see what you see. Go home and tell them WHAT GREAT THINGS THE LORD HAS DONE FOR YOU! Not what great things you have read or heard, but what great things you have EXPERIENCED!
This is the way
to begin our witnessing. There is never a more interesting story than
the story a person has experienced, lived, and felt. If you would
really interest others and get their attention, tell them what great
things the Lord has done IN you and FOR you!
What is the sign that God expects from us for the evidencing of our faith that serious practice of that religion which we profess to believe but a readiness to entertain all divine truths, when brought to us in their proper evidence?