In a recent thread a poster suggested this; This idea that a godly teacher once he departs from this physical body has nothing to say by what he taught while in the body I believe to be completely unscriptural and destructive to the learning process. Offer your view on this...and support it scripturally. Hebrews 11:4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh Proverbs 13:20 He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed. If a godly teacher puts his teaching in print, then departs his body...do the verses he offered change? Is God the Holy Spirit not able to use them when written down? Should we not enjoy a Spurgeon sermon because he has left His body??? What do you say on this?