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Renewing Your Sense of Call

When there have been harrowing storms to weather in ministry, the remembrance of God's original call to me — to preach — is one thing that has helped me stick to it.
— Ed Dobson

The week after Easter, I received this letter:

"This was [written] after considerable prayer. My husband and I are submitting to the will of God and the urging of other Christians by walking away from your church.

"While we could easily slip out unnoticed and certainly never be missed, which is definitely one of the problems here, I feel that our reasons for leaving are important enough to share with you.

"From the pulpit recently we heard you comment that there's not enough unity between our church and other denominations. This, Pastor Dobson, is ecumenism, and ecumenism is of the anti-Christ.…

"With which of these apostates would you suggest we unite? Our church in one broad sweep is trampling the grace of God and mocking the gospel. The church is the body of Christ, Pastor Dobson, not the unsaved masses of humanity ...

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