Don’t Seduce the Church

Here is a good warning to preachers against exalting ourselves before the church:

“For that man is an enemy to his Redeemer who on the strength of the good works he performs, desires to be loved by the Church, rather than by Him. Indeed, a servant is guilty of adulterous thought, if he craves to please the eyes of the bride when the bridegroom sends gifts to her by him.” (Gregory the Great, Pastoral Care, 75)


  1. RVA,

    Great quote! I remember reading this from Gregory the Great in Dr. Wells biblical counseling class. Praise God for men who continual call us back to Christ centeredness in all things!


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