Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones and Altar Calls

I love this quote so much I have to (re)post it.

“I feel that this pressure which is put upon people to come forward in decision ultimately is due to a lack of faith in the work and operation of the Holy Spirit. We are to preach the Word, and if we do it properly, there will be a call to a decision that comes in the message, and then we leave it to the Spirit to act upon people. And of course He does. Some may come immediately at the close of the service to see the minister. I think there should always be an indication that the minister will be glad to see anybody who wants to put questions to him or wants further help. But that is a very different thing from putting pressure upon people to come forward. I feel it is wrong to put pressure directly on the will. The order in Scripture seems to be this – the truth is presented to the mind, which moves the heart, and that in turn moves the will.”

–Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

HT: Twisted Crown of Thorns

2 Responses to “Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones and Altar Calls”

  1. 1 Chris Miller

    Great quote! Really great quote! (I normally don’t say everything twice, but it told me my comment was too short…)

  2. 2 Scripture Zealot

    I just saw this, believe it or not. Thanks for commenting.

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