Excerpt from Great Archers and Their Weapons and Fresh Arrows From Many Quivers: A Study of Illustrative Powers of Pulpit Orators, With Selections of Their Illustrations
In his City Without a Church, he illustrates the difference between reverie and doing, in this way: I. Heaven - If Heaven were a siesta, religion might be conceived of as a reverie If the future life were to be mainly spent in a Temple, the present life might be mainly spent in a Church. But if Heaven be a City, the life of those who are going there must be a real life. 'the man who would enter John's Heaven, no matter what piety or what faith he may profess, must be a real man. Christ's gift to men was life, a rich and abundant life. And life is meant for living. And abundant life does not show itself in abundant dreaming, but in abundant living - in abundant living among real and tangible objects, and to actual and practical purposes. 'his servants, ' John tells us, 'shall serve.' In this vision of the City he confronts us with a new definition of a Christian man - the perfect saint is the perfect citizen. Drummond's interpretation of John's prophecy about the coming City, is very striking.
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