How does sin manifest itself in the world? In the Church? The title of this volume is inspired by Isaiah 59:5—“They hatch adders’ eggs and weave the spider’s web”—which describes actions of those guilty of sin against God. Ironside warns against the dangers of sin creeping into the church, such as doubts about the efficacy of prayer, an embrace of modernism and liberalism, and the tenability of evolution.
H. A. Ironside, one of the twentieth century’s greatest preachers, was born in Toronto, Canada on October 14, 1876. Though his education stopped with grammar school, his fondness for reading and a retentive memory put his learning to use. His scholarship was recognized in academic circles when he received honorary degrees from Wheaton College and Bob Jones University and was invited as frequent lecturer at Dallas Theological Seminary. Dr. Ironside was appointed to the boards of numerous Bible institutes, seminaries, and Christian organizations. He also served as director of the Africa Inland Mission. Ironside preached widely throughout the United States and abroad. He served as pastor of Moody Memorial Church from 1930 to 1948, and during his lifetime, he preached more than 7,000 sermons to over 1.25 million listeners.