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Great Evangelists of a Golden Era
The tall massive man with the hypnotic eyes bent low over his pulpit. “You who are now willing,” he said, “to pledge to me and to Christ that you will immediately make your peace with God, please rise up.... You that mean that I should understand that you are committed to remain in your present attitude, not to accept Christ—those of you that are of this mind may sit still.”
The people looked at one another in stunned amazement. Here was a man demanding an immediate decision. They had been brought up to believe that if you were one of the elect, the Holy Spirit would convert you. If you weren’t, there was nothing you could do to help yourself...