Near the close of his long life, Alexander Whyte wrestled with the problem of whether he should preach more on the gentler themes and less on sin. He said that what seemed a divine voice spoke to his conscience: “No! Go on, and flinch not!” He was impressed to continue preaching as he had in the past, “for no one else will do it. No one else will so rick his life and reputation as to do it. And you have not much of either left to risk.” Such dedication to a difficult and unpopular ministry is a rare thing today.