The Damage Caused by Ungodly Preachers

bear attack

“If one bid you run for your lives, because a bear, or an enemy is at your backs, and yet does not mend his own pace, you will be tempted to think that he is but in jest, and that there is really no such danger as he alleges. When preachers tell people of the necessity of holiness, and that without it no man shall see the Lord, and yet remain unholy themselves, the people will think that they do but talk to pass away the hour, and because they must say somewhat for their money, and that all these are but words of course.”

–Richard Baxter, The Reformed Pastor