Wednesday, July 17, 2013

More D. D.

“Education has ruined preachers.  Doctors of divinity abound in our day, but we have no prophets.  I know that saying this gets me in trouble with the religious elite, but it must be said clearly and loudly.  I am of the old school, not the new.  And I have the fondest memory of an uneducated preacher here in north Georgia, Brother Rance Cain, whom I was blessed to hear in the 1960s.  He could preach circles around any educated preacher of his day or ours.  He spit out a little tobacco on you when he preached, but who cared!  He was uncouth and country, but how he could declare God's Word in power, truly confounding the educated!” -- From The Sheepherder of Tekoa by Brother W. F. Bell of Canton, GA

"For you see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many noble, are called:  But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; and base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yes, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence." -- 1 Cor:1:26-29

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