Dr. Gordon H. Clark Recounts A Story On Emotions And Conversion

‘”I remember one year when I preached quite a number of sermons in a rescue mission. Nearly always there was a certain man with a red face seated about two-thirds of the way to the back of the room. He always, I think always, cried at the preaching of the Gospel. But I have no reason to think that my evangelism preaching was successful in the sense of bringing him to Christ. I also remember an example of personal work. In this case the person shed no tears, nor experienced any emotions so far as I could detect. Nor did I make any impassioned appeal, as “evangelistic” in the hillbilly, stomping, shouting sense. But the observable conduct of the convert over a period of fifteen years now, so far as any man can judge another, testifies to a genuine conversion. This conduct includes faithful attendance at a bible believing church, teaching Sunday School classes, attempting to win family and friends, and witnessing in hostile environments  All with as little emotion and as much effectiveness can be reasonably expected.” – Gordon H. Clark- (What Is The Christian Life) 

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