The Pulpit Is Responsible

If you ever wondered who is responsible for the moral decay, corruption and lack of discrimination in our day, it belongs firmly – FIRMLY – to those who are called to preach. The preachers are wholly responsible for the moral decline in our society.

Brethren, our preaching will bear its legitimate fruits.

If immorality prevails in the land, the fault is ours in a great degree.

If there is a decay of conscience, the pulpit is responsible for it.

If the public press lacks moral discrimination, the pulpit is responsible for it.

If the church is degenerate and worldly, the pulpit is responsible for it.

If the world loses its interest in religion, the pulpit is responsible for it.

If Satan rules in our halls of legislation, the pulpit is responsible for it.

If our politics become so corrupt that the very foundations of our government are ready to fall away, the pulpit is responsible for it.

Let us not ignore this fact, my dear brethren; but let us lay it to heart, and be thoroughly awake to our responsibility in respect to the morals of this nation.

The Rev. Charles Finney (d. 1875)

Leader of the Second Great Awakening in America

HT: Fr. John Peck.com

Source: The Black Robe Reginment

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