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Every age has its distinguishing character and mark. Some have been military ages above everything else, and the pages of their history might appropriately be written in blood, and illustrated by battle scenes. Others may be truthfully described as “scientific,” and some few as “profligate.”

The present age I am inclined to catalogue as “radical.” On every hand there has arisen a bold and defiant spirit of inquiry. Respectfulness for anything is at a discount. The oldest theories are now put to the most searching tests, and things that were looked upon with something akin to pious awe by our forefathers, are now handled freely, and often with laughter. Old landmarks are being most unceremoniously shifted into remote corners, or else moved off the face of the earth entirely. This spirit pervades the political, scientific, and religious worlds alike, and in all three its reckless boldness seems on the increase.
This month's article was the introduction to a sermon preached by Archibald G. Brown on November 5th, 1871, at Stepney Green Tabernacle, England. Who was Archibald, you ask... he was a Calvinistic Baptist minister; a student, friend, and associate of Charles Spurgeon; and from 1908 to 1911, pastor of the Metropolitan Tabernacle in London, the church earlier pastored by Spurgeon. He died in 1922. So, what is so important about this sermon that it has been chosen as an Article of the Month? As with many 'old' sermons and lectures, they seem to retain their relevance far beyond the time they were first given. Such is the case here. The "landmarks" are two in number; Doctrine and Life and each subdivided into particulars. The details of the parts are not included in this article, but you can find the entire sermon online if you are so inclined, which I would hope you will be after reading Mr. Brown's introductory remarks.

You can read the article now by clicking here: Old Landmarks.

Or, for later reading, visit The Highway website and click on the "Article of the Month" logo. There you will find this month's article and all past Articles of the Month.

In His service and grace,



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