Judas was a preacher; nay, he was a foremost preacher. "he obtained part of this ministry," said the Apostle Peter. He was not simply one of the seventy; he had been selected by the Lord Himself as one of the twelve, an honorable member of the college of the apostles. Doubtless, he had preached the gospel so that many had been gladdened by his voice, and miraculous powers had been vouchesafed to him, so that at his word, the sick had been healed, deaf ears had been opened, and the blind had been made to see. Nay there is no doubt that he, who could not keep the devil out of himself, had cast devils out of others. Yet how are you fall from Heaven O Lucifer, son of the morning! He that was a prophet in the dist of the people, and spake with the tongue of the learned, whose word and wonders proved that he had been with Jesus and had learned from him betrays his Master. Understand, my brethren that no gifts can ensure grace, and that no position of honor or usefulness in the church will necessarily prove our being true to our Lord and Master. Doubtless, there are bishops in Hell, and crowds of those who once occupied the pulpit are now condemned forever to bewail their hypocrisy. You that are Church-officers do not conclude that because you enjoy the confidence of the Church, therefore there is an absolute certainty the grace of God in you. Perhaps it is the most dangerous of all positions for a man to become well known and much respected by the religious world, and yet to be rotten at the core. To be where others can observe your faults is a healthy thing, though painful; but to live with beloved friends who would not believe it possible for us to do wrong, and who, if they saw us err, would make excuses for us this is to be where it is next to impossible for us to ever to be aroused if our hearts be not right with God. To have a fair reputation and a false heart is to stand upon the brink of Hell. Charles H. Spurgeon
-Kevin is the host of "The Bone Yard". Kevin has been married for 16 years, lives in Goldsboro North Carolina with his wife and sons. Kevin has been in ministry for 12 years and now enjoys hosting his show!