Biblical Church Government – Part 2

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"Whenever the Ministry of the Gospel in the midst of the Congregation is not the Ministry of the Word — whenever it degenerates into a concatenation of pious sentences, moving stories, pretty poems, gripping illustrations, practical hints, learned citations, aesthetic disclosures, unspiritual spiritualizations, philosophical tirades and emotional pleasantries, without the Word of God being expounded and without the majesty of Scripture emitting its clear and strong illumination — we not only do a disservice to Scripture but we also in no way help…to come to God and to live and to walk before the Lord."