We should neither worship nor live in the past, but how foolish it would be to fail to see the past’s value. Our experiences and memories of the past impact our present and profoundly influence our future. Learning from the past in order to love and glorify our God more in the present/future is a matter of Scripture constantly emphasizes (cf. Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:14-17; 2 Peter 1:12-15). For example, the weekly observance of the Lord’s Supper is a divine call to remember what the Lord has done (Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26). There simply are things we should remember!
Our friends at Gospel Broadcasting Network have made it possible for people to see and hear some of the wonderful gospel preachers of days gone by in a series called, “Voices From the Past.” For some, this will be a great trip “down Memory Lane.” It will bless many to hear those we considered “giants of the faith” again because of technology preserving something of their work. But for many others, it will be an opportunity to see and hear some of the outstanding preachers from a generation and more back for the first time! Whether one is older or younger, such an opportunity is pure gold!
The list of preachers in this already impressive series includes men like Guy N. Woods, Thomas Warren, Andrew Connally, Hugo McCord, V.P. Black, Wendell Winkler, Johnny Ramsey, W.B. West, Franklin Camp, Curtis Cates, Rex Turner, William Woodson, and many, many others. Efforts are underway to make “Voices of the Past” include even more speakers and lessons.
My children and grandchildren never got to hear many of these preachers, but through the blessing of technology and GBN’s great work, they now can. When I first told my thirty-something son about it, it was hard to tell who was more excited! For those with GBN on your television, “Voices From the Past” is easily accessed. One can also go to gbntv.org and search GBN video archive for GBN Classic. Then click “Voices From the Past.” Learn, profit from and enjoy something of the past – and praise God.