Sunday School Times, 1945
The cartoon above was one found recently in an old edition of the Sunday School Times. Obviously, its message is just as relevant today.
Here’s something the late Dr. Billy Graham said about the old mourner’s bench many years ago that’s also still true. Preachers take note. Graham said:
“We have preached the dignity of humanity rather than our depravity. We have declared our goodness rather than our wickedness. We have vindicated ourselves rather than confessed our guilt. We have made of ourselves, despite all of our inherent sin and evil, little cherubs of perfection with halos on our heads, harps in our hands and wings on our shoulders.
“Gone is the mourner’s bench, gone are the tear-stained cheeks of godly sorrow for sin and gone is the joy in heaven over wanderers returning to the Father’s house.
“None of us wants to accept blame for our sins. But either the Bible is wrong or we are wrong. When we look at the fruits of this unrepentant generation, I am convinced that we need to blow a loud blast on the trumpet of biblical repentance.”
What about you? Do you need to humble yourself and seek the forgiveness of God in Jesus Christ? Christ will become your Savior by turning away from your sins and asking him to forgive, change, and empower you to live for God.
Mourn now or mourn forever in perdition.