December 2, 1993
Brother Marion Brown,
Gracious brother, I believe that the moral degradation and spiritual stagnation is due to the spiritual indifference in the pulpit. When are we going to get serious about being serious about the most serious thing possible, the salvation of the human soul?
The gift of God (not from God) is eternal life to as many as receive Him. Christ in you, the hope of glory! The ultimate in spiritual experience is "seated with him in heavenly places." To say with Wesley, "Thou, O Christ, art all I want." In other words, Christ plus nothing.
Evangelism stirs the emotions. Revival stirs the conscience. Evangelism is the work of man. Revival is the work of the Spirit.
Blessings, Leonard Ravenhill Lindale, TX