Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Then & Now

by Patte Smith on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at 10:26am ·
There are four evils which mark the decaying state of Christians in general:their love of the world;their love of ease;their fear of man; their distrust of God's providence.

The New Testament believers were just the reverse of all this: they despised the world, and its flattering allurements; they took up the cross, and denied themselves;they boldly confessed Christ, and suffered for His sake; they trusted God for all things, and so took joyfully the the confiscation of their property.

And what was the blessed fruit?They abounded in consolation; they grew in grace; they shone as lights in the world; they felt joy and peace in believing.

~ Thomas Reade

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