In a 1947 address Lloyd-Jones was given the subject “The Position of Evangelicals in their Churches” and was asked to make reference to the question of secession. For all those presently in mixed denominations or associations, his questions for both those inclined to go and those inclined to stay are well worth considering and committing to prayer.
Today is $5 Friday at Ligonier.org. This week’s offerings include:
- The Mighty Weakness of John Knox by Douglas Bond (Hardcover)
- The Holiness of God teaching series by R.C. Sproul and Spanish edition paperback (Audio & Video Download, paperback)
- Faith Victorious: Finding Strength and Hope from Hebrews 11by Rev. Richard Phillips (paperback)
In Scotland, there’s a hobby called “Munro-bagging,” A Munro is a mountain that is over 3000 feet high and “Munro-baggers spend their leisure time “bagging” (climbing) these Munros. They plan, organize, train, buy supplies, enlist friends, rise early, drive many hours, and then they climb…and climb…and climb. After bagging their first Munro, most usually aim for 10, then 100, then 200, until, after many years, all 283 peaks are conquered. And all this while the rest of us are enjoying our Saturday morning sleep-ins.
Positive Christian leaders are Munro-baggers rather than sleep-ins. They are not content with the comfortable status quo nor with managing gradual decline. They are looking out for, planning, or taking on the next Munro.