Tuesday, April 11, 2006

CQOD: 04/11/06 -- Chadwick: apathy and unbelief

Christian Quotation of the Day

April 11, 2006
Commemoration of George Augustus Selwyn, first Bishop of New Zealand, 1878
    For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?
    -- Luke 9:24-25 (ESV)

    Is it not plain that all spiritual apathy comes not from over-trust but from unbelief, either doubting that sin is present death, or else that holiness is life and that Jesus has a gift to bestow, not in heaven, but promptly, which is better to gain than all the world? Therefore salvation is linked with faith, which earns nothing but elicits all, like the touch that evokes electricity but which no man supposes to have made it.
    ... G. A. Chadwick (1840-1923), The Gospel of St. Mark [1887]

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, my belief is so weak. Send Your spirit to strengthen me.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2004

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