Interesting proclamation, “Martin Luther, Charles Spurgeon, John Calvin, John Knox, George Whitefield and John Wesley…they are the rock from which we were hewn. ” It may not be your intention, but what about the Rock and the foundation layed by God? Paul wrote
19 Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, 21 in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, 22 in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.” Eph. 2:19-22
So then, while these men of reknown mentioned at the beggining of this blog have spurred many of us on, why would we put more weight upon their testimony than what we find in Scripture? Yes they have been quoted and written excellent things to encourage us unto Christ, but we must still be careful that it is still in agreement with what the apostles and prophets have written to the world for our Salvation.
Be wise in these last days that you are not laying a foundation in anything other than Christ.
But let each one take heed how he builds on it. 11 For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, 13 each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. 14 If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.
16 Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 17 If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are. (ICor. 3:10-17)
Brother Al, those false foundations of men of great renown have been the snares and undoing of many souls.
I can’t argue with you on that. I’ve seen brothers spit out what some of these men have said with the same weight and conviction as Scripture. Some I have loved as dear brothers but have now seem to lost all sense and fallen into delusion. I pray often for them. They used to write blogs as well.