On the modern church, Mark Dever, and the gospel:
6:01—"I am concerned that the gospel would go forward better if most Southern Baptist churches in America were closed down. So I think most of the churches I am familiar with—many evangelical churches—are not good witnesses for the gospel.On the pitfalls of incorporating visuals into preaching:
6:58—The community of the church is to make visible the gospel that our sermons make audible.
7:05—Q: If I could to boil down Mark Dever to two or three hot-button passions, what are you passionate about?
Dever: God, the gospel, the church
33:14—I think our eyes are hungrier than our stomachs. I think God made us that way. I think we're dissatisfied at not being able to see God. We want that immediacy and certainty that we get through visuals, and yet I think at the http://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gifFall that is precisely what God has denied to us. And I think the great climax of the Bible in Revelation 22:4 is that we get to see God again . . . Therefore, I want to be very careful about doing faux things to satisfy it.On the gospel and professing Christians:
35:52—I think one of the hardest groups of unreached people on the planet have to be nominal Christians—people who have the gospel right maybe propositionally . . . People may have those propositions correct but yet may themselves have so communicated them to others that others have given mental assent but without really fully engaging their heart in any way that represents their true person . . .On discipleship and church programs:
41:50—Q: Do you have a one-on-one discipleship program?On associations and the gospel:
Dever: Well, we have not a program but a culture.
58:51—Q: Do you feel more at home with the Alliance than with Southern Baptist Convention?I've barely scratched the surface. These quotes are merely designed to whet your appetite. Interestingly, I'm told that nearly 20% of the September Weekender attendees were alumni of independent fundamentalist institutions.
Dever: Well, more at home? I mean, some of these [Alliance] guys are in sin because they haven't even been baptized.