Thus saith the LORD
“Thus says the Lord” is the only authority in God’s Church.
The faintest whisper of Jehovah’s voice should fill us with solemn awe, and command the deepest obedience of our souls.
Brethren, how careful should we be that we do not set up in God’s church anything in opposition to his Word, that we do not permit the teachings of a creature to usurp the honour due to the Lord alone.
“Thus says antiquity.”
“Thus says authority.”
“Thus says learning.”
“Thus says experience.”
-these are but idol-gods which defile the church of God!
Be it yours and mine as bold warriors to dash them in pieces without mercy, seeing that they usurp the place of the Word of God.
“Thus saith the LORD” -this is the motto of our standard; the war-cry of our spiritual conflict; the sword with which we hope yet to smite through the loins of the mighty who rise up against God’s truth.
“Thus saith the LORD” This is the trowel, and this the hammer of God’s builders; this the trumpet of his watchmen and the sword of his warriors.
Woe to the man who comes in any other name!