A Cracked Bell Cannot Peal

“Keep a clear conscience; he cannot be a bold reprover, that is not a conscientious liver; such a one must speak softly, for fear of waking his own guilty conscience. Unholiness in the preacher’s life, either will stop his mouth from reproving, or the people’s ears from receiving” (William Gurnall, The Christian in Complete Armour, p. 63).