â€œâ€¦I cannot read the Bible without desiring to see many believers more spiritual, more holy, more single-eyed, more heavenly-minded, more wholehearted than they are in the nineteenth century.Â I want to see among believers more of a pilgrim spirit, a more decided separation from the world, a conversation more evidently in heaven, a closer walk with Godâ€¦.â€Â ~J.C. Ryle, Holiness
Although these wordsÂ were originallyÂ written about the church in nineteenth century England, this is my prayer for the Christians of twenty-first century America.
This quote by Ryle reflects my prayer for this country…as well! 🙂
Katy, as I read it, I had a hard time believing that it was written in the 19th century…The whole book is entirely “relevant” to Christians today. (I just picked up JC Ryle’s “The Christian Race” and I can’t wait to get started!)
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