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 …

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 …