As Mormons settle in this weekend to listen to their prophets, seers and revelators at General Conference, may these insightful and significant words from Christian pastor Charles Spurgeon be on their minds:
“Beloved, because Jesus is the sum of the gospel he must be our constant theme. ‘God forbid that I should glory save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.’ ‘I determined not to know anything among you save Jesus Christ and him crucified.’ So spake men of old, and so say we.
“When we have done preaching Christ we had better have done preaching; when you have done teaching in your classes Jesus Christ himself, give up Sunday school work, for nothing else is worthy of your pains. Put out the sun, and light is gone, life is gone, all is gone. When Jesus is pushed into the background or left out of a minister’s teaching, the darkness is darkness that might be felt, and the people escape from it into gospel light as soon as they can. A sermon without Jesus in it is savourless, and worthless to God’s tried saints, and they soon seek other food. The more of Christ in our testimony the more of light and life and power to save.” (Charles Haddon Spurgeon, “The Jesus Christ Himself,” December 9, 1877)
All who love Christ: May Jesus ever be the constant theme of our testimonies.