Friday, June 4, 2010
Ministers should be sons of thunder
'When men don't preach much about the danger of damnation, there is want of good preaching... If sinners don't hear often of Judgement and Damnation, few will be converted... Ministers should be sons of thunder: Men had need have storms in their hearts, before they will betake themselves to Christ for refuge... If they be but thoroughly convinced of their danger, that will make them go to God and take pains.'
Samuel Stoddard 1723