Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Standing for Truth

“True Christianity calls sin sin in whomever it is found and would rather risk the accusation of being motivated by a bad spirit than not discharge explicit duty. It does not fear to speak the stern word of condemnation against error nor to raise its voice against surrounding evils knowing that it is not of this world. It does not shrink from honest reproof lest it come under the charge of displaying an unchristian spirit. The religion of both Old and New Testament is marked by fervent, outspoken testimonies against evil. To do this is a betrayal of the cause of truth and righteousness.” (Fred Smith, Sr., Leading with Integrity: Competence with Christian Character, quoting Horatius Bonar, 126)

When was the last time you confronted some sin?

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