Two great Baptists

JP: A couple of interesting links on two great Baptists:

A.T. Robertson

A.T. Robertson quotes:

  • “The greatest proof that the Bible is inspired is that it has stood so much bad preaching.”
  • “There are so many young Spurgeons, but so few of them grow up.”
  • “It is easier to preach than it is to talk, because when you talk you have to say something.”
  • “Give a man an open Bible, an open mind, a conscience in good working order, and he will have a hard time to keep from being a Baptist.”

John A. Broadus

When Broadus was sixteen, a protracted meeting was held at the Mt. Poney Church. One night while attending the meetings a friend came to him and quoted: “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me. And him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.” “Can’ you take hold of that?” pleaded his friend. John did take hold of that and received Christ as His Lord and Savior. His life was never the same after that!

John’s love for souls and his zeal for sharing the gospel was born almost the same time he was born again. A few months after his conversion, the pastor invited members to share Christ with those who were unconverted in the meeting. Broadus had never attempted to share his faith before but decided to give it a try. He went to a young simple-minded mind by the name of Sandy. Sandy was converted and never missed a chance to come to Broadus later and say, “Howdy, John? thankee John.” Broadus told of this experience throughout his life and often would add, “And if ever I reach the heavenly home and walk the golden streets, I know the first person to meet me will be Sandy, coming and saying again: ‘Howdy, John? thankee John.’” This sympathetic side of John Broadus became the genius of his preaching. He was a man who was grounded in the great doctrine of Scripture but was also moved with deep compassion for the people who needed those truths so desperately.

Comment: Broadus was Robertson’s father in law.

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