THE CHRISTIAN QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Christ, our Light
Thursday, November 21, 2013

There is our comfort, there is our hope—Christ, the great healer, the great physician, can deliver us, and will deliver us from the remains of our old sins, the consequences of our own follies. Not, indeed, at once, or by miracle; but by slow education in new and nobler motives, in purer and more unselfish habits. And better for us, perhaps, that He should not cure us at once, lest we should fancy that sin was a light thing, which we could throw off whenever we chose; and not what it is, an inward disease, corroding and corrupting, the wages whereof are death. Therefore it is, that because Christ loves us He hates our sins, and cannot abide or endure them, will punish them, and is merciful and loving in punishing them, as long as a tincture or remnant of sin is left in us.
... Charles Kingsley (1819-1875), All Saints’ Day, and other sermons, ed. William Harrison, London: Kegan Paul, 1878, p. 299-300 (see the book; see also Rom. 6:23; Isa. 57:15; Matt. 1:21; Mark 2:17; Luke 5:31-32; 19:10; John 3:17; Acts 20:21; 1 Tim. 1:15; 2 Tim. 2:25-26; 2 Pet. 3:9; more at Christ, Comfort, Death, Deliverance, Education, Hope, Love, Mercy, Physician, Punishment, Sin, Unselfish)

 
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