In the previous number of this article, seven negative perils that beset the spiritual life of workers were presented—aimlessness, superficiality, hypocrisy, formality, spiritual Pride, sins of the tongue, and spiritual starvation. The author now presents the positive side, giving several constructive suggestions for victory over these besetting foes.
It is possible for the minister to become so familiar with the works of evil that he is no longer profoundly moved when he witnesses the inroads and havoc caused by the forces of sin. He no longer feels emotions of revulsion and righteous anger, nor is he stimulated to aggressive warfare. This callous state is a sure sign of professionalism.
Report given at the Autumn Council, October 25. The world situation today lays awesome responsibility on the church. It is fitting, therefore, that at this biennial council we spend time in assessing the past, evaluating the present, and looking hard into the future.