WARNING: Inattention to the ‘semblances of religion’ is not the failing of today’s Christianity

Regeneration, Repentance and Reformation

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Churchiness and programs occupy large space in the thoughts, writings and discourses of many professing to be Christians.

While luxuries of world, the empty pride of life, and selfish interests in all of its multiple forms, grow as rank weeds, and overrun the surface of the church, they in fact, choke not the lively interest in religiosity. Notwithstanding the chilling blasts of infidelity, and the enervating malaria of superstition, today’s Christian zeal for the ‘outward forms of devotion’ conspicuously holds its ground.

To look around gives proof. Is money not solicited to multiply and enlarge churches and schools, to endow districts, to embellish fabrics, to deck protrusive choirs in emulation of rock groups? And abundance generally responds to the appeal.

But the truth of the matter is, that this unprecedented liberality also includes the cold reality of indifference to the holy things of God in sacred matters. Hope, ever joying…

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