Alexander Henderson: grace is more needful than learning

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When preaching on Acts 5:32ff before the Scottish General Assembly, Alexander Henderson reminded his fellow ministers that grace is more needful than learning: ...

[Y]et although thou wert as Learned as Gamaliel if thou have no more, thou art not meet to be a Minister of Christ. You know what entertainment the Apostles got at Athens, they mocked them. A man that has a Learned head and a graceless heart is not fit for Christ’s work; let us join both together. Of all men that ever I was acquainted with, I saw none so profane as Ministers. What was good in this man, let us strive to imitate and what he wants let us Labour to have our Souls filled with the love of Christ and think more of grace than of Learning. ...

For more, see Alexander Henderson: grace is more needful than learning.

N.B. While Henderson aimed his observations at ministers specifically, they have a broader application to everyone - especially to the more bookish among us.
 
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