Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Got the idea from a friend, Tim Brown of the Reformed Gadfly blog. Here is the task:

1. Who is the author?
2. Title of the writing?
3. The year date of the author's birth and death?
4. In the writing the author ask a question, "What was the attitude of the apostolic Church to the world?" What answer did he give?

The first person to reply correctly will receive a copy of John MacArthur's book titled "Twelve Ordinary Men".

Here are portions from the writing:

"The devil has seldom done a cleverer thing than hinting to the church that part of their mission is to provide entertainment for the people, with a view to winning them...providing amusement for the people is nowhere spoken of in the Scriptures as a function of the church...the need is for Biblical doctrine, so understood and felt that it sets men aflame."

This could have been written yesterday. It tragically describes what is found in so many churches today.

Blessings all,



Jonathan said...

Hi Bill,

1. Charles Haddon Spurgeon
2. Feeding Sheep or Amusing Goats?
3. 1834-1892
4. What was the attitude of the church to the world? Ye are the salt" (Matt. 5:13), not the sugar candy - something the world will spit out, not swallow. Short and sharp was the utterance, "Let the dead bury their dead" (Matt. 8:22) He was in awful earnestness.

reformedlawless said...


Good work. You are spot on. The book is heading your way.

Thanks for playing,


Jonathan said...

I'll be at church tomorrow!