Unsaved Church Members

Bible teacher, educator, Bible conference speaker, editor of The Fundamentals, and one of the most prominent evangelists in the heyday of America’s revivals, said that he believed that only 10% of those who professed to be believers were really converted (cited from William Ashbrook, Evangelicalism The New Neutralism, p. 118). Monroe “Monk” Parker, evangelist, president of Pillsbury Baptist College, and general director of Baptist World Mission, said, “I have concluded that if we could get half the church members saved, we would see a great revival. In fact, I think if we could get half of the preachers in America converted, we would see a mighty revival that would stop the floodtide of evil and turn America back to God. Just belonging to a church did not save me” (Parker, Through Sunshine and Shadows, 1967, p. 62).

(Friday Church News Notes, April 24, 2020, www.wayoflife.org fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) – R.A. Torrey (1856-1928)