The day it is acceptable for a Reformed minister to defend Reformed doctrine by quoting Hebrews that Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and mean by “Jesus” a document produced by human tradition is a day in which the Reformation needs to be declared D. O. A. The day it is acceptable to refer to “our theological foundations,” or “the solid rock amid shifting sands, ” and to refer thereby to human documents rather than to Scripture is a day that has proven the only thing left of the Reformation is a corpse. Any signs of animation thereafter will only be a threat. It will suck the life out of you.
On that day God grant us a steady hand, a sharp eye, and a sharp wooden stake.
The challenge of a godly Reformed pastor, in his preaching, teaching, reading and life, is to model and encourage his congregation to hear the living voice of Scripture through godly teachers of the past, but to detect and reject all worship of the dead. To lead them between the twin evils of revolutionism and traditionalism.