THE CHRISTIAN IMPERFECT, YET A SAINT

COLOSSIANS 3:12.—“Put on, therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering.” IT appears singular to the reader of St. Paul’s Epistles, that the apostle in one passage speaks of Christians as perfect, and in another …

Without Knowledge of God There is No Knowledge of Self

It is certain that man never achieves a clear knowledge of himself unless he has first looked upon God’s face, and then descends from contemplating him to scrutinize himself. For we always seem to ourselves righteous and upright and wise and holy—this pride is innate …

THE IMPRESSION MADE BY CHRIST’S HOLINESS

LUKE 5:8.—“When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying: Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.” THE occurrence which called forth this at first sight singular request from Peter, is one of the many interesting incidents which …

THE SENSE OF SIN LEADS TO HOLINESS, AND THE CONCEIT OF HOLINESS LEADS TO SIN

JOHN 9:41.—“Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.” SOME of the most striking and significant teachings of Christ are put into the form of a verbal contradiction. Taking them …

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