Aug 21, 2009

Stand on the Word  みことばに立つ

Charles Simeon knew the importance of The Word.
He firmly stood on the Word of God in his ministry for over fifty years.
He once said
"My endeavor is to bring out of Scripture out of what is there and not to trust in what I think might be there."
Some called Simeon Calvinist though his preaching was orthodox.
He had a conversation with John Wesley who was sometimes called Arminian...
somethigs like this
Simeon asked "Sir, do you feel yourself depraved creature, so depraved that you would never have thought of tuning to God if God had not first put it into your heart?"
"Yes, I do indeed." Wesley replied.
"And do you utterly despair of recommending yourself to God by anything you can do; and look for salvation solely through the blood and righteousness of Christ?"
"Yes, solely through Christ."
"But, sir, supposing you were first saved by Christ, are you not somehow or other to save yourself afterwords by your own works?"
"No, I must be saved by Christ from first to last."
"Allowing then that you were first turned by the grace of God, are you not in some way or other to keep yourself by your own power?"
"And is your hope in the grace and mercy of God to preserve you unto his heavenly kingdom?"
" Yes, I have no hope but in Him"
"Then we are cordially those things wherein we agree."
Regardless trash talk of some people, he strongly stood on the Word.

"Simply teaching the Word simply."
This is the legacy of Calvary Chapel that we are to pass on generation to generation.
As long as we stand on the Word of God, the movement will never stop.

So, why not we stick to the truth, orthodoxy and most importantly to the Word of God?


1 comment:

  1. 日本語が雑ですみません。ちょっと、日本語ではどう言えばよいのかわからないのが多かったので、少し異なったことを書きました。