The Growing Church; A Study for the Times

The Growing Church; A Study for the Times

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...at all in religion? Are you willing to go record as saying that?" "Go on record?" the infidel replied, "Why, I have been writing and lecturing against religion for these twenty years." The evangelist glanced at his watch and said, "Well, I said I could prove an infidel a fool in ten minutes, and I have seven minutes left. I'll leave it to the audience if a man isn't a fool to write and lecture for twenty years against a thing that has nothing whatever in it!" Now, that is heroic treatment of hypocrisy that is proud of itself, that says what it does not mean because what it does mean would not sound so well. But I need hardly ask if it is convincing treatment and if it might not leave a bitterness in the heart of a man who was honest in spite of his peculiar notions. At any rate, you cannot trap a hypocrite so easily in common life. beduo1t-ey Some, mostly outsiders, would have the piined? church proceed to discipline all hypocrites, exscinding them from its membership. It is easy to say--the very nature of hypocrisy makes it virtually impossible to do. A prominent Presbyterian leader has recently declared that the church is done with heresy trials. Doubtless the wish is father to the thought, and the wish is the prayer of many of us. Heresy trials tear men's hearts and leave scars whose pain is long in dying away. Their gains are so hard to discover that we will all welcome the day of the last trial. If they should ever beeome a sad necessity, God make His church brave and wise and always loving, finding the greatest heresy not in a wrong head but in a wrong heart! But you can find heresy; it gets out, there it is in black and white; once you understand it you know what to say of it. Not so with hypocrisy....show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236556380
  • 9781236556387