The Minister Popular With The World Is Not Worth Having

“It was a common expression of the great Tertullian that when the world condemns us, God forgives us. It is absolutely impossible for the world and the true Christian church to be at love with each other. “We are told distinctly that we are not to love the world, neither the things that are in the world, and the strange thing among many professed Christians in the present day is that they cannot understand at all why there should be any difference between the church and the world; they seem to think that that minister of the Gospel who is not popular with the world is not worth anything, while the truth is that the minister of the Gospel that is popular with the world is not worth having.