Henry Mahan

Have you heard the story of the Irishman who was converted to Christ and whose priest told him that he had better not read the Bible because he was unlearned. The priest said, "I will get the milk of the Word and bring it to you." To which the Irishman replied, "I will be much obliged to you, sir, if you will bring me the milk of the Word; but I intend to keep a cow myself. That way I will be sure to get the milk PURE."

That is what I want you to do - keep a cow yourself - carry a Bible with you and see whether the milk you are receiving from the pulpit is PURE. You can trust your body to physicians and your finances to brokers and not suffer too great a loss if they are wrong; but to trust your eternal soul to a preacher and find out in the end that his was ANOTHER GOSPEL is to lose eternally. "Search the scriptures daily, whether these things are so" (Acts 17:11).

Henry Mahan, Pastor
Thirteenth Street Baptist Church
Ashland, Ky.

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