“Our need of revival is indeed very great today. It may be that a generation of freshly-anointed preachers is already being prepared. Whether that is so or not, when such men are sent forth by Christ we can be sure of certain things.
They will not be identical in all points with the men of the past, but there will be a fundamental resemblance.
They will be hard students of Scripture.
They will prize a great spiritual heritage.
They will see the danger of ‘unsanctified learning’.
While they will not be afraid of controversy, nor of being called hyper-orthodox, they will fear to spend their days in controversy. They will believe with John Rice that ‘the church is not purified by controversy, but by holy love’.
They will not forget that the wise, who will shine ‘as: the stars forever and ever’, are those who ‘turn many to righteousness’ (
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