Thursday, February 26, 2009

When Pastors Compare Churches

I know the vanity of your heart, and that you will feel mortified that your congregation is very small, in comparison with those of your brethren around you; but assure yourself on the word of an old man, that when you come to give an account of them to the Lord Christ, at his judgment-seat, you will think you have had enough.

-- John Brown in a letter of paternal counsels to one of his pupils newly ordained over a small congregation, quoted by Mark Dever, in an interview with CJ Mahaney, Feb 3, 2009

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