[b]On just such husks do the religious swine feed[/b](Arthur W. Pink)"Take heed what you hear." Mark 4:24The word hear obviously includes what is read, for that which is written or printed is addressed to theears of our intellect. Few people today realize the urgent need for 'taking heed' unto what they read. Just as the natural food which is eaten either helps or hinders the body; so the mental food we receive either benefits or injures the mind, and that, in turn, affects the heart. Now just as it is harmful to listen to the rubbish and poison which is being served from the great majority of present-day pulpits, so it is exceedingly injurious to the soul to read most of what is now being published. Take heed what you hear--and read! "Those who are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh" (Romans 8:5), and are charmed with oratorical eloquence, catchy sayings, witty allusions, and jocular displays. On just such husks do the religious swine feed; but the penitent prodigal can find no nutriment therein! Christian reader, if you value the health of your soul, cease hearing and quit reading all that is lifeless, unctionless, powerless--no matter what prominent or popular name is attached thereto. Life is too short to waste valuable time on that which profits not. Ninety-nine out of every hundred of the religious books, booklets, and magazines now being published, are not worth the paper on which they are printed! Take heed what you hear--and read!
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SI,You meant 99.9999% ?Amen to this article !
Ninety-nine out of every hundred of the religious books, booklets, and magazines now being published, are not worth the paper on which they are printed! Take heed what you hear--and read!
It is so true!I have been given books to read that I would never have bought myself, read halfway, and then left them. They weren't for me. They were just trash, to put it mildly.I won't say what the books were, for the sake of peace!As it has been said garbage in garbage out.God bless.