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Dr. J. Gresham Machen’s Last Sermon at Princeton (1929)

Posted at This Day in Presbyterian History : On March 10th, 1929, Dr. J. Gresham Machen delivered his last sermon before the students at the Princeton Theological Seminary. Machen had fought against the reorganization of the Seminary and had lost that battle. Modernists were now able to take control of the school and theological conservatives were being forced out. In the months that followed, plans were quickly laid for the establishment of Westminster Theological Seminary, and the new school opened in the fall of 1929 under Machen’s leadership. All of which makes this final Princeton sermon an important one in following both Machen’s ministry and the history of the modernist controversy. [As first published in The Presbyterian,  99.13 (28 March 1929): 6-10. (This is the original, unedited text—see note at the end).] Read more...