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Faith without evidence is, properly, not faith, but prejudice or presumption; faith beyond evidence is superstition, and faith contrary to evidence is either insanity or willful perversity of mind.

    Topics: Faith

The soul is the life of the body, faith is the life of the soul, and Christ is the life of faith. Justification by faith in Christ's righteousness is the golden chain which binds the Christian world in one body.

    Topics: Faith, Justification

Were it not for an unquestioning faith, human progress would be an intolerable burden.

    Topics: Faith

Ye do well to remember that habitual affectionate communion with God, asking Him for all good which is needed, praising Him for all that is received, and trusting Him for future supplies, prevents anxious cares, inspires peace, calmness and composure, and furnishes a delight surpassing all finite comprehension.

    Topics: Faith, Prayer

Youth, beauty, wit may recommend you to men, but only faith in Jesus Christ can recommend you to God.

    Topics: Faith, Youth, Beauty

Many men affect to despise fear, and in preaching resent any appeal to it; but not to fear when there is occasion is as great a weakness as to fear unduly without reason. God implanted fear in the soul as truly as He implanted hope or courage.

    Topics: Fear, Preaching, Weakness

Debt is the secret foe of thrift, as vice and idleness are its open enemies.

    Topics: Finances, Idleness

God strikes not as an enemy, to destroy; but as a father, to correct.

    Topics: God, Fathers

One improper word or act will neutralize the effect of many good ones; and one base deed, after years of noble service, will cover them all with shame.

    Topics: Good and Evil

All Christian power springs from communion with God and from the indwelling of divine grace.

    Topics: Grace, Worship, Power

There is dew in one flower and not in another, because one opens its cup and takes it in, while the other closes itself and the drop runs off. So God rains goodness and mercy as wide as the dew, and if we lack them, it is because we do not open our hearts to receive them.

    Topics: Grace

Five, or six, ten people shall be made temporarily wretched because one person, unconsciously perhaps, yet supremely, egotistic and selfish, has never learned to control his disposition and bridle his tongue.

    Topics: Greed, The Tongue

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