Monday, November 10, 2008

True Riches

“Sinners act as if they were afraid to be saved. Often they seem to be trying to make their salvation as difficult as possible. For example, many of them know what Christ has said about the danger of riches and the difficulty of saving rich men. They have read from His lips, “How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!” (Mark 10:23), and “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God” (v. 25). This they know, and yet how many of them are in a mad rush to be rich! For this end, some are ready to sacrifice their consciences—some their health—and all seem deliberately ready to sacrifice even their souls! How could they more certainly ensure their own damnation?

“Thus they regard damnation as if it were salvation, and salvation as if it were damnation. They rush toward damnation as if it were heaven, and flee salvation as if it were hell.”—Charles Finney, God's Call, page 132

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