Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Spurgeon on the Plymouth Brethren

Okay, based on the quote below I'm guessing Spurgeon wasn't a big fan of the Plymouth Brethren movement (just a little good-natured teasing to my PB family...I still count myself as one of your tribe):

"The Plymouth-ist strives to get rid of the pastorate, but he never can, for the Lord will ever continue to give pastors after His own heart to feed His people, and all attempts made by the flock to dispense with these pastors will lead to leanness and poverty of soul. The outcry against the ‘one man ministry’ cometh not of God, but of proud self-conceit, of men who are not content to learn although they have no power to teach."
Harsh (but maybe he was having a bad day).

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm, I certainly sense some self-conceit in his statement but not on the part of the PB....