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“If there is mist in the pulpit there is a fog in the pew,” Charles Spurgeon once said.
Mist, according to the American Heritage Dictionary, is comprised of “a mass of fine droplets of water in the atmosphere near or in contact with the earth,” and “water vapor condensed on and clouding the appearance of a surface.”
Causes - Impairment - Fog - Type - Cloud
Mist causes visual impairment, whereas fog, a type of low-lying cloud, can reduce visibility altogether. Fog has caused numerous aviation, naval, and automobile-related crashes and deaths. In many instances, fog kills.
Using this analogy, the Foghorn series offers an encouragement to believers to search the scriptures to test if what they hear being preached from the pulpit is what the Bible actually says. (Acts 17:11) If it isn’t, what is the purpose of the message? And why are congregants choosing to sit in fog?
Warning - Danger - Effect - Fog - Circumstances
A foghorn provides a warning to those who hear it so they can avoid danger. The effect of fog is that it blocks us from being able to see what is before us, creating potentially dangerous circumstances. If we hear a warning sound perhaps we can avoid some aspect of danger or disaster that may befall us. As a spiritual foghorn, this series of articles hopes to serve this purpose.
The articles highlight what appears to be mist being preached in too many pulpits in evangelical churches in America– with the goal of warning against erroneous teaching. Error detracts from one of the main purposes of preaching to begin with: proclaiming the gospel (the good news) of Jesus Christ.
Truth - Falsehood - God - Lives
Discerning truth from falsehood helps us to grow closer to God and to live better lives.
The Puritans believed the highest vocational calling was preaching the word of God. The pulpit must not be taken lightly because what is spoken from it has eternal consequences. They believed...
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