Friday, December 7, 2007

Remembering a former teacher

This morning I read an article by C. Michael Patton that reminded me of something Dr. Preson Phillips (my favorite professor) said in Doctrines class at Temple many years ago.

Patton's article is titled An Encouragement for Christians to Question Their Faith.

Here is the portion that reminded me of my former teacher:
I do believe that we can be assured of our salvation. But it does not have to do with whether or not you said the sinners prayer, walked and isle [sic], or were baptized in the past. It has everything to do with whether or not you are enduring in your faith in the present. Do you trust Christ now? Do you know Him today? Are you still broken about your sinfulness? Will your faith endure?
The entire article is worth reading.

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3 comments :

Preson said...

Greetings Brian. I randomly came across your blog after I googled my name. Preson Phillips Jr. was my grandfather. My name is Tommy Preson Phillips. I was great to see that someone remembered such an incredible man as my grandfather. I am always surprised to find out how many people loved him, he died when I was 17, and he was a brilliant man.
I am a pastor now, and I sometimes study with the bible that he used, it has all his notes in it.
Anyways, it was pleasant to find somebody mention him.

J. Brian McKillop said...

Preson,

Thank you for your kind comments.

Would you happen to have a copy of the Christmas Quiz your grandfather gave to his classes? It was a True/False quiz and the questions were designed to see how many students understood the Bible Christmas story as compared to the cultural Christmas story.

I would love to have a copy of it if you do.

Preson said...

no, I don't really have much of his stuff, but my father might. I don't want to post his info on the internet, but you can email me through my profile and I can send get you in touch with him.