First, because God put them there.
"Are the churches of the present day composed of men who resolutely place the things of Christ before their own affairs, and willingly deny themselves for the honor of Christ and His cause?"
"Where are our 'dead men' - men who care no more for the world's maxims and pleasures than a corpse, but are daily living a resurrection life with Christ?"
This doctrine is at the heart of the reason why Christ had to suffer and die on behalf of sinners, and is our motive in seeking the conversion of lost souls.
The landmark doctrine of regeneration by the Holy Spirit is the bedrock of salvation.
As Archibald Brown continued his sermon on the landmarks of authentic Christianity found in Scripture, he next turned to the "landmark stained with blood."
As we continue our series from Archibald Brown's sermon on the removal of Biblical landmarks in the church, he next turns to the "high and massive" landmark of the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ.
"To be thoroughly intellectual you must be certain of nothing..."
The following sermon was delivered by the great British preacher Archibald G. Brown 150 years ago, but his words have immense relevance to the state of the church and the world in our time.
Are we willing to submit ourselves to the two-edged sword of Scripture?