This sermon was preached in 1851, but remains vitally relevant. The spirit of worldly delusion that had entered the Church at that time has prevailed until it has become dominant.
This is the subtle substitution of true godliness with a mere form of godliness. It involves providing people with what ministers know will be popular and satisfy worldly appetites and assumptions.
Anderson exposes the emptiness and danger of a casual acquaintance and handling the truth of God. It is, however, a sermon full of the gospel.