THE CHRISTIAN QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Christ, our Light
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Feast of Jeremy Taylor, Bishop of Down & Connor, Priest, Teacher, 1667
Commemoration of Florence Nightingale, Social Reformer, 1910
Commemoration of Octavia Hill, Worker for the Poor, 1912

The kingdom of God did not then consist in words, but in power, the power of Godliness; though now we are fallen upon another method, we have turned all religion into faith, and our faith is nothing but the production of interest or disputing;—it is adhering to a party and a wrangling against all the world beside; and when it is asked of what religion he is, we understand the meaning to be what faction does he follow, what are the articles of his sect, not what is the manner of his life: and if men be zealous for their party and that interest, then they are precious men, though otherwise they be covetous as the grave, factious as Dathan, schismatical as Korah, or proud as the fallen angels.
... Jeremy Taylor (1613-1667), The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor, D.D., v. VI, London: Ogle, Duncan & Co., 1822, Sermon III, p. 283-284 (see the book; see also Num. 16:1-3; Rom. 1:16; 14:17; 1 Cor. 1:22-24; 2:4-5; 4:20; 2 Cor. 10:4-5; 12:20; Gal. 5:19-21; Tit. 3:10; Jas. 2:24; more at Faith, God, Kingdom, Power, Pride, Religion, Sect, Zeal)

 
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