“He [Martin Luther] swept away relics, pilgrimages, purgatory, indulgences, five of the seven sacraments, and he was willing to bring the sole test of scripture to all of these areas, and was bold enough to deal with them.

That kind of courage is desperately needed in the church today, desperately. But I find there are few voices that are willing to tell it as it is. Most pastors admit to me freely they are compromised and know it, but the fear of losing members when your church is already shrinking is a kind of syndrome that is difficult to resist.”

– David Pawson @ 11:35 in “Completing Luther’s Reformation, Part 1 of 4,” transcribed by me

David is author of Once Saved, Always Saved?: A Study in Perseverance and Inheritance and Leadership is Male: What Does the Bible Say?