Thursday, February 24, 2011

Finney for a Thursday

Many seem to consider themselves quite pious if they can put up with it when they are injured or slighted; if they can possibly control themselves so as not to break out in a passion. If, however, they are really wronged, they imagine they do well to be angry. O, to be sure! Somebody has really wronged them, and shall they not resent it and study how to get revenge, or at least redress? But notice that the Apostle Peter says, 'If when ye do well and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.' 'For even hereunto were ye called,' as if all Christians had received a special call to this holy example. O, how would such an example rebuke the spirit of the world!”—Charles Finney (emphasis his)

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