January 27, 1898
IN Christianity, faith is the only avenue of power.
GOOD intentions cannot charge the character of a bad deed.
THERE is nothing that can get above right, or occupy a higher seat than that of justice.
TO separate the interests of the state from those of the individual, is fatal to both alike.
BEWARE how you take hold of another man’s conscience; for that conscience has God at the other end of it.
IT is a mistake for any legislative body to think it has the authority to define sin, or the power to punish it.
IF you are following the Lord yourself, your eyes are upon his perfection, and not upon your neighbor’s imperfection.
THE more a government reduces its individual subjects to the condition of automatons, the more despotism will there be under it.
THE right to believe is nothing without the right to act upon belief; and to deny the right to believe is to deny the right to think at all.
THE nature and effect of a piece of religious legislation are not in any wise changed by its being labeled “civil enactment” or “police regulation.”
FOR any human power to take from an individual that which divine power and authority has given him, is an act of amazing temerity, to say the least.
“AMS by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of One shall many be made righteous.” Romans 5:19. Neither sin nor salvation has any significance apart from the individual.