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A pretty, cultured sort of evangelism

February 20, 2009

(Legh Richmond, “Domestic Portraiture” January 6, 1825)

For the most part, we are a nation of Christians by profession–and a nation of heathens in practice. There is to be found in the religious world–what may be termed–a pretty, cultured sort of evangelism, which too well combines luxurious ease, and serving of the world, and the flesh–not to say of the devil also. But such kind of religion will not prepare the soul for sickness, death, and eternity. At best, it will leave the soul a prey to the most fearful delusions of false peace. The way that leads to eternal life is much more narrow than many of our modern professors are aware of–the gate is too straight to allow all their trifling, and self-will, and worldliness, and carnal-mindedness, to press through it.

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” Matthew 7:13-14

HT:  Grace Gems

One Comment leave one →
  1. Theodore A. Jones permalink
    August 23, 2009 12:28 pm

    “and only a few find it.”
    Evidently this gate is not very evident in the Bible. Would you mind giving me a description of what you think this gate may look like.

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