R.C. Sproul on Preachers and Faithfulness to the Word

In his book, The Holiness of God, R.C. Sproul makes a statement on preachers and their faithfulness to the Word of God. It’s humbling and frightening. Here’s the quote:

Ministers are noteworthy of their calling. All preachers are vulnerable to the charge of hypocrisy. In fact, the more faithful preachers are to the Word of God in their preaching, the more liable they are to the charge of hypocrisy. Why? Because the more faithful people are to the Word of God, the higher the message is that they will preach. The higher the message, the further they will be from obeying it themselves.1


1R.C. Sproul, The Holiness of God (Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale, 1998), 41.

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About Enzo Cortes

Enzo Cortes is the Youth Coordinator of Jzone Makati, the youth ministry of Christ's Commission Fellowship (CCF) Makati. He also speaks for various youth and young adult groups, including CCF Makati's young singles ministry, Friday Night Light. He loves to write, read books and blogs, drink coffee, and watch MMA fights.

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