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Ordination Question

Ordination Question

MAY 4, 2022

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We’re sinners in need of a great Savior.

In Puritan New England, a young man who was being considered for ordination, would go through a long and very difficult examination. At the end, the final question was, are you willing to be damned for the glory of God? It was a question to measure the man’s commitment to Christ.

One young man thought about it for a moment and said, I don’t think so, but if God in his sovereignty should choose to damn you, it would be okay with me.

I would have voted to ordain him, because of his honesty. Now, that I think about it, Jesus would have too. He’s always looking for great sinners who need a great Savior. That would be you. I’m already ordained.

I’m to Steve Brown. You think about that.

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