July 15, 1897
IN this day a person can believe almost anything except the Bible without being counted a heretic.
ABOUT the gloomiest outlook in the world is that for the ushering in of the kingdom of Christ through the gateway of politics.
A VERY poor way of making a man a good citizen is to teach him that he must educate his conscience by the laws of the State.
THE lowest conception of the character and dignity of the law of God, is that which teaches that its effectiveness depends upon its being reinforced by State enactments.
HE who insists that it is a Christian duty to vote, is not consistent if he fails to designate the party for which Christianity demands the vote should be cast. Is that party the Republican, or the Democratic party, or some other?
THE Christian patriot must be he who loves the Christian’s country. But that country is a heavenly country. Hebrews 11:14-16. The individual who says “my country” of any land on this earth, either does not mean what he says, or proclaims that he is not a Christian at all.
LIBERTY, like every other valuable possession, is lost by not being put into use. “From him that hath not [or does not use what he has] shall be taken away even that which he hath.” This is a law of nature. He who does not prize a thing sufficiently to use it for its intended purpose, does not deserve to have it.
“THE Lord is our Judge, the Lord is our Lawgiver; the Lord is our King; he will save us.” Isaiah 33:22. The Christian’s life is ordered by laws which are righteous and eternal, and judgments which are infallible and irrevocable. The government of heaven is as superior to the governments of earth as God is superior to man.