Speaking Appropriately

Posted on June 22, 2022 
Filed under Encouragement, Resources

“Rev. Thomas Scott was a clueless Anglican minister located near to Olney, where John Newton pastored.

Scott was clearly not a Christian as this stage, and in 1775 had said that God would not condemn a sincere Socinian (one who only believed that Jesus was a great man). In reply, Newton pointed to Matthew 7:7-8 and John 7:16-17.

Scott was spoiling for a fight, but Newton replied with great patience and kindness to him, and by 1758 Scott was attending Newton’s mid-week meetings, and writing The Force of Truth, which is the story of his conversion. …”

– Peter Barnes, Moderator-General of the Presbyterian Church of Australia, has some wise words concerning our speech.