THE CHRISTIAN QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Christ, our Light
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Commemoration of John Bosco, Priest, Founder of the Salesian Teaching Order, 1888

Meanwhile it is a great consolation to us to look forward, as I think we are authorized to do, to a time when not only the knowledge of the Gospel will be greatly extended, but also, the influence of the Gospel on Christians’ hearts, and tempers, and lives—“the knowledge and love of God,” and the “fruits of his Spirit,”—will be still much more increased;—when those who are Christians in name, will be much less disposed to content themselves with the name,—much more careful to be Christians in principle and in conduct, than the far greater part of them are now:—when Christians, generally, will not look, as they are apt to do now, on the Apostles and others of the early Church whom it is usual to distinguish by the title of Saint, as possessing a degree and a kind of Christian excellence which it would be vain and presumptuous for ordinary Christians to think of equalling. (Continued tomorrow)
... Richard Whately (1787-1863), A View of the Scripture Revelations Concerning a Future State [1829], Philadelphia: Lindsay & Blakiston, 1857, p. 158-159 (see the book; see also Isa. 65:17; Dan. 12:10; 1 Cor. 2:13-16; 15:23-24; 1 Thess. 1:6; Heb. 8:10-12; Rev. 20:1-7; more at Gospel, Heart, Influence, Knowledge, Life, Saint)

 
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