Excerpt from Christ All in All: A Sermon Preached at the "Church of the Good Samaritan," Sunday, Sept. 1, 1872, (First Sermon at the Beginning of a Temporary Pastorship of Said Church)
IN former days, the great question with all true men was, Will Christ accept us? N ow, the New School, the men who say that they are governed by intuition alone, exclaim, Shall we accept Christ? Once it was the great aim of all men to get their names written in the Lamb's Book of Life.
N ow some are really in doubt as to whether they ought to insert the Lamb's name in their own book of life. I have no wish to put a brake upon the wheels of reformation. I have no desire to speak slightingly of intuition. I would not utter a word' of ill-will towards any class of thinkers. Honest doubt should always be treated tenderly. Yet I cannot help thinking and stat ing that the retreating of faith, at the present time, from the person with the authority of Christ to some stand ard of the mind's own conceiving, betokens a decay somewhere of true religious vitality, Whilst it is a main road and the chief passage-way to a thorough scepticism.
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