Guard the Sacred Deposit
Found this quote from John Stott in a paper given by Tim Challies at the Toronto Pastors Fellowship yesterday. The quote reflects on 2 Timothy 1:14: “Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you‚Äîguard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.”
The church of our day urgently needs to heed the message of this second letter of Paul to Timothy. For all around us we see Christians and churches relaxing their grasp of the gospel, fumbling it, in danger of letting it drop from their hands altogether. A new generation of young Timothys is needed, who will guard the sacred deposit of the gospel, who are determined to proclaim it and are prepared to suffer for it, and who will pass it on pure and uncorrupted to the generation which in due course will rise up and follow them.