“…Every minister of the Gospel should so preach that he need never be ashamed of the words he has spoken. Do you suppose that if I were ashamed of my sermons I would have them put in cold print to speak long after I am dead? …A man has no business to preach from the pulpit what he cannot back up, and when he can back it up as the truth, he ought to be willing to have it go in cold print and stand for thousands of years after his voice is silent.”
Simon Peter Long (1860-1929), student of Matthias Loy and educated at Capital University and the Evangelical Lutheran Theological Seminary (Ohio Synod) in Columbus and at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (General Council). Pastor from 1886 to 1929, President of Lima College 1898-1903 and Professor and President of the Chicago Lutheran Bible School.