Dr. A. J. Gordon was a great preacher of the second coming of Christ. His son and biographer writes, “Advocacy of this doctrine cost him much. It seems to awaken suspicion and lead to estrangement – this great doctrine of hope.” Dr. Gordon himself said, “It is not wanted by a church with millionaire merchants and great universities. But, after all, it was for the assertion of this doctrine that Christ at the last was crucified” (Matthew 26:64). To this day certain churchmen resent the enthusiastic proclamation of it. To declare that our Lord may return at any moment may disturb their grandiose plans and programs.
Saul said to Samuel (I, 15:24), “…I feared the people, and obeyed their voice.” Samuel said to Saul (v. 22), “Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord?” The big issue nowadays is vox populi or vox dei, the voice of the people or the voice of God?