My venerated predecessor, Dr. Gill, has left a Body of Divinity, admirable and excellent in its way; but the Body of Divinity to which I would pin and bind myself for ever, God helping me, is not his system, or any other human treatise; but Christ Jesus, who is the sum and substance of the Gospel, who is Himself all theology, the incarnation of every precious truth, the all-glorious personal embodiment of the way, the truth, and the life.
I would propose that the subject of the Ministry in this house, as long as this platform shall stand, and as long as this house shall be frequented by worshippers, shall be the person of Jesus Christ. I am never ashamed to avow myself a Calvinist; I do not hesitate to take the name of Baptist; but if I am asked what is my creed, I reply, "It is Jesus Christ." -- C.H. Spurgeon
After writing the previous article on the "Whole Counsel of God", I found this on a bookmark inside one of the books on my shelf. I have greatly benefited from Mr. Spurgeon over the years, and this quote from him best sums up my own prayer for the ministry with which God has entrusted me and everyone of His gospel preachers.
-- Rick Warta
Pastor Rick Warta