Monday, September 1, 2008

Two Hundred Years Ago...

"To place the glory of anything over the glory of God is idolatry. When the supreme love of the heart is directed toward anything other than God, idolatry has taken place. Whatever draws our heart from Him, engrosses our minds or holds the number one spot in our affections is an idol. Only God is to be the object of our supreme worship."

"The Spirit is our helper. Our inability is our greatest asset; it creates a humility that becomes dependent on God's grace working in us...
It is virtually impossible to get to the place where you recognize your need for the Spirit and depend upon His working when you have created a safe religiosity that is perfectly manageable by means of your own abilities."

"True faith is something that so pervades our lives that it affects everything we do."

- William Wilberforce, Real Christianity

Real Christianity is a paraphrase in Modern English of William Wilberforce's work originally published in 1797 under the title "A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians in the Higher and Middle Classes in This Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity."

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