Wednesday, January 18, 2006

CQOD: 01/17/06 -- Gore: respectable sins?

Christian Quotation of the Day

January 17, 2006
Feast of Antony of Egypt, Abbot, 356Commemoration of Charles Gore, Bishop, Teacher, Founder of the Community of the Resurrection, 1932
    There is nothing outside a person that by going into him can defile him, but the things that come out of a person are what defile him.
    -- Mark 7:15 (ESV)

    Any such distinction between disreputable and respectable sins... Jesus Christ absolutely refuses to allow. In His eyes avarice, pride, refusal to forgive, hypocrisy, are at least as bad as fornication or adultery or violence.
    ... Charles Gore (1853-1932), Christ and Society [1928]

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, I do not know the extent of my wickedness in pride. Forgive me for this and other sins I regard as "better."

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2004

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