by Rod D. Martin
June 10, 1985

Our staff just re-watched Dr. W.A. Criswell’s sermon, “Whether We Live Or Die”, which he preached on the last night of the Pastors Conference at the 1985 Southern Baptist Convention in Dallas, Texas.  It is surely one of the most important sermons of modern history, and unquestionably the turning point in the Conservative Resurgence in the SBC.

I’m not sure you can watch this enough.  If it doesn’t bring a tear to your eyes, you don’t understand what you’re hearing.

You can find it on YouTube (the version currently posted has close to twenty minutes of intro by Al Mohler, so if you wish to skip that feel free, although you may want to stick around for the twenty minutes or so of his wrap-up, all of which is to say that you shouldn’t be put off by the hour-long stated running time:  Criswell speaks much more briefly).

video with Dr. W.A. Criswell