Phil Johnson’s Weekly Dose of Spurgeon has posted a great excerpt.
He who does not hate the false does not love the true; and he to whom it is all the same whether it be God’s word or man’s, is himself unrenewed at heart. Oh, if some of you were like your fathers you would not have tolerated in this age the wagon loads of trash under which the gospel has been of late buried by ministers of your own choosing. You would have hurled out of your pulpits the men who are enemies to the fundamental doctrines of your churches, and yet are crafty enough to become your pastors and undermine the faith of a fickle and superficial generation.
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Many of today’s churches seek to revolutionize worship, changing it from the ground up. But is that what should be done? Do we need to see a demolition of past worship liturgy. R. C. Sproul provides a helpful insight from the example of Israel.
When Israel’s prophets denounced the corruption of Israelite worship, they sought reform, not revolution. Though they vehemently criticized liturgicalism, they never attacked the liturgy. Though they railed against externalism and formalism, they never sought to remove the externals and forms God had instituted.
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R. C. Spoul has put together a very good list of questions that a church should ask of a pastoral candidate.