Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Finney on a Tuesday

“Now can it be denied that, whenever by sin you withhold from God what is due to Him, you as really rob God as any one can steal from a merchant's drawer? God owns all men and all their services in a far higher sense than that in which any merchant owns the money in his drawer. God rightfully claims the use of all your talents, wealth, and time for Himself—for His own glory and the good of His creatures. Just so far, therefore, as you use yourselves for yourselves, you as really rob God as if you appropriated to yourself any thing that belongs of right to your neighbor.”—Charles Finney

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Nothing like saying it like it is, eh? Would that more christians lived like they believed it...
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