This is the final part of Dr. Ironside’s sermon. Be encouraged that the battle IS worthwhile. Albeit, sometimes lonely and divisive among friends and family but Dr. Ironside’s words caught in my throat:

To our Savior, it means that He receives from us, His blood-bought ones, the loyalty that is His due.

Precious words to remember.  How odd, sometimes I don’t fully digest what I write (or in this case copy) when I prepare these posts. Just this morning, rereading this last paragraph of Dr. Ironside’s sermon was exactly what I needed to “hear”. I have been struggling during the last 24 hours about researching and exposing a ministry to college students that is choosing the wider path. It is near to my heart because they are deeply rooted in both Christian and non-Christian colleges and universities in our region, they partner with several churches, and our daughter attends a college where they have staff.

We have been bought by the blood of Christ and we live for an audience of One.
To Him be the Glory!

Exposing Error: Is It Worthwhile? Part 1
Exposing Error: Is It Worthwhile? Part 2

Exposing Error: Is It Worthwhile? Part 3
By Dr. Harry A. Ironside

 

Let us who have been redeemed at the cost of His precious blood be “good soldiers of Jesus Christ.” As the battle against the forces of evil waxes ever more hot, we have need for God-given valour.

There is constant temptation to compromise. “Let us go forth therefore unto Him without the camp, bearing His reproach.” It is always right to stand firmly for what God has revealed concerning His blessed Son’s person and work. The “father of lies” deals in half-truths and specializes in most subtle fallacies concerning the Lord Jesus, our sole and sufficient Savior.

Error is like leaven of which we read, “A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.” Truth mixed with error is equivalent to all error, except that it is more innocent looking and, therefore, more dangerous. God hates such a mixture! Any error, or any truth-and-error mixture, calls for definite exposure and repudiation. To condone such is to be unfaithful to God and His Word and treacherous to imperiled souls for whom Christ died.

Exposing error is most unpopular work. But from every true standpoint it is worthwhile work. To our Savior, it means that He receives from us, His blood-bought ones, the loyalty that is His due. To ourselves, if we consider “the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt,” it ensures future reward, a thousand-fold. And to souls “caught in the snare of the fowler”-how many of them God only knows-it may mean light and life, abundant and everlasting.

{Dr. Harry Ironside (1876-1951), a Godly Fundamentalist author and teacher for many years, served as pastor of Chicago’s Moody Memorial Church from 1930-1948}

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