Tuesday, January 17, 2012

George Whitfield offers response to critics of British preachers

“Let my name be forgotten, let me be trodden under the feet of all men, if Jesus may thereby be glorified…let us look above names and parties; let Jesus be our all in all…I care not who is uppermost. I know my place…even to be the servant of all.”

George Whitfield

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What was the context in which Whitfield said this? The reference to "trodden under the feet of all men" contrasts with Matthew 5:13, shortly after the Beatitudes: "You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot." But those who are the light of the world will not be trampled underfoot and this does not glorify Jesus.