Editor: A.W. Tozer writes America has to retrace her steps or perish:

“Another kind of religious leader must arise among us. He must be of the old prophet type, a man who has seen visions of God and has heard a voice from the Throne. When he comes (and I pray God there will be not one but many), he will stand in flat contradiction to everything our smirking, smooth civilization holds dear. He will contradict, denounce and protest in the name of God and will earn the hatred and opposition of a large segment of Christendom. Such a man is likely to be lean, rugged, blunt-spoken and a little bit angry with the world. He will love Christ and the souls of men to the point of willingness to die for the glory of the One and the salvation of the other. But he will fear nothing that breathes with mortal breath.”

October is Pastor Appreciation Month. I thank God for Alexander Holt of Trinity Baptist, Lexington, for being the old prophet type. When you stand for truth, popularity will suffer. God warns about popularity, “Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! For so did their fathers to the false prophets.” (Luke 6:26). Truth has effects, which is evident at Trinity where there are a handful of FAT (Faithful, Available and Teachable) people. The truth is the weapon against Satan. If you are in a church you will know if the truth is being preached, you will be convicted on how you live because Hebrews 4:12 states “The word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

What can you say about your pastor?

Jean Thompson

Lexington